Ahead of the Netherlands’ first national team fixtures of the season, Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong reflected upon his first ever call-up but says he has not yet spoken to manager Ronald Koeman.

  • by Michael Statham
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In an exclusive interview with Football-Oranje, de Jong said, “I would like my debut, but that’s up to the coach.”

The 21-year-old is fit again with Ajax and enjoyed another good performance in a 5-0 win over FC Emmen. Koeman said it was clear to see why de Jong was selected for the Dutch, however, de Jong has not heard from Koeman, “I haven’t spoken to him yet.”

The Netherlands face Peru on Thursday, 6th September, in a friendly to commemorate Wesley Sneijder’s final appearance for his country before a Nations League tie with World Champions France on the 9th.

You can watch our full interview with de Jong by clicking here or pressing play on the video below:




Michael Statham (348 Posts)

I'm a physics student from the UK and a massive Eredivisie fan. Started watching after being inspired by the Netherlands national team after the 2010 World Cup. Wilfred Bouma also has a big part to play in my initial keen interest in the league, being a Villa fan meant I wanted to keep track of my favourite player.