Netherlands boss Frank de Boer has stated his squad for Euro 2020 is basically decided but a number of youngsters have a chance of earning a spot.

In an interview with De Telegraaf, De Boer said he knows most of the names in his squad should they all stay fit.

De Boer also believes he has some difficult choices to make, “We have a lot of young players who play at a high level and knock on the door. They just can’t all come along.

“Guys like Donyell Malen, Steven Bergwijn, Calvin Stengs, Owen Wijndal and Teun Koopmeiners are already in the squad. Mohamed Ihattaren, who I think is a great player in the future, I have selected and then we will also hear from Ryan Gravenberch, Sven Botman, Cody Gakpo, Mitchel Bakker and Justin Kluivert.”

De Boer is also keeping an eye on Bologna midfielder Jerdy Schouten, “He is doing very well in Serie A. I regularly see clips of him from my assistant Maarten Stekelenburg.”

De Boer also commented again on the importance of Ryan Babel, “We know what we can do with Babel. He has to prove himself at Galatasaray. Provided he is fit, then he is of added value for Oranje. He can play striker, on the outside, is also important outside the field and is not in the players’ council for nothing.”




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