Mainz 05 defender Jeremiah St Juste has revealed that he learned about his inclusion in the Netherlands provisional squad from his grandmother.

The former Feyenoord and Heerenveen centre-back was the surprise inclusion as Frank de Boer named his provisional Netherlands squad on Sunday evening.

Speaking to ESPN, St Juste was asked how he found out about the call-up and he said, “I actually only heard it when it was announced. I received a message from my grandmother: “Top, top, with your pre-selection for the Dutch national team.” I was surprised, but my grandmother is always well informed So I went to look on the internet and saw it myself.

“Then I got a lot of phone calls, which is still going on. A lot of people congratulated me, yes,”

The 24-year-old has made 22 league appearances for Mainz this season, who currently sit second bottom in the Bundesliga.

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