Remarkably enough, national coach Frank de Boer has decided not to call up a replacement for the Manchester United midfielder. As a result, the European Championship selection of the Dutch national team now consists of 25 players.
Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen previously dropped out as a result of a positive corona test. De Boer then brought in the previously dropped AZ keeper Marco Bizot as a replacement from the group.
Other players from the pre-selection who were not called up for the European Championship were Steven Bergwijn, Anwar El Ghazi, Hans Hateboer, Rick Karsdorp, Jeremiah St. Juste, Kenny Tete and Tonny Vilhena.
Donny van de Beek
The European Championship starts on Friday with a game between Turkey and Italy. The Orange squad comes into action for the first time on Sunday. Ukraine is the opponent in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.
Van de Beek (24), who was preparing for his first final tournament, has played nineteen international matches so far and has scored three times. His last appearance was in March when he came into action in the 7-0 World Cup qualifier against Gibraltar.
Donny van de Beek (bottom right) had to settle for a reserve role more often than he would have liked this season.
For Van de Beek, the 2020/2021 football season has definitely turned out to be a disaster season due to his injury. The midfielder, taken over from Ajax, barely got a job at his new club Manchester United. In total, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær gave him only 1,456 playing minutes spread over 36 matches.
With Van de Beek as substitute ended The Red Devils this season as second in the Premier League, albeit well behind champions Manchester City. Thanks to success in the Europa League, United had the prospect of a prize for a long time, but eventually lost to the Spanish Villarreal in the final. To his great frustration, Van de Beek spent the entire match, including extra time, on the bench.
Van de Beek also seemed to have to settle for a reserve role at the European Championships. In fact: during last Sunday’s goodbye match against Georgia (3-0 win), he had to take a seat in the stands of De Boer in De Grolsch Veste.
Source: De Telegraaf by www.telegraaf.nl.
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