Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman is happy that a number of young talents are coming through in Dutch football. 

The national team boss selected youngsters Pablo Rosario, Denzel Dumfries, Steven Bergwijn and Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld for the first time ahead of the clashes with Germany and Belgium.

On the reason why he selected four newcomers, “I have indicated that I want a permanent group, but I can not help it that with Tete, Janmaat and Fosu-Mensah three right backs are lost due to injuries. But another reason is that young players are developing and knocking on the door. I want to see that closely.”

Koeman praised Rosario for his performances with PSV, “Rosario plays an important role as a controller at PSV and wants to play ahead. We need boys who want to move forward, he is one of them. “

Danjuma can still switch his allegiances to Nigeria, and asked if he would get time against Germany, Koeman responded, “It may be possible that he might make minutes, but that depends on the coming days.”

Mark van Bommel called Steven Bergwijn, “European Top level” last week, but Koeman was more cautious about the 21-year-old winger, “That’s for Mark’s to say. He is developing very well, but if you make the difference in a longer series of matches in the Champions League, then you are European top. It can also just be a compliment from the trainer.”




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