Ronald Koeman spoke to the press on Tuesday after confirming his Netherlands squad for the upcoming Nations League semi-final with England.

The big talking point from Koeman’s squad was the decision to once again overlook Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst, who scored 17 goals in the Bundesliga this season.

Koeman told the press that leaving the forward out was not a difficult decision, “That was not a difficult choice.

“You have to take into account that in the Nations League we worked with a permanent group that deserves this semi-final.

“There are always points for discussion, you keep that and you have to. I can call multiple players and they will have to show me why they belong. I spoke to Wout and explained it, as I do with every dropout. His response was good, but of course he was disappointed. “

Koeman believes that Ajax’s Champions League run can be a boost for the national team and especially Donny van de Beek. The coach believes the Ajax midfielder is knocking on the door of the first team.

He said, “The season that Ajax has experienced is priceless for the development of those players.

“Donny van de Beek is perhaps the best example of this. How he developed during this season is beautiful. He knocks on the door more than he did. I’m glad he’s giving me a luxury problem. He can play in two places in midfield. Next to the defensive midfielder or at the 10, where Wijnaldum plays. Whether they can play together in midfield? That is certainly a possibility. “

Koeman also confirmed he has spoken with Matthijs De Ligt about his future but would not go into details, “I have spoken with several boys who are working on their future. They come to me for advice. We’ll talk about that then. And I want to leave it at that. ”




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