AZ Alkmaar striker Wout Weghorst couldn’t hide his delight after learning that he was included in the provisional Netherlands squad named by Ronald Koeman on Wednesday.

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The forward has been in excellent form for AZ Alkmaar this season, netting 20 goals and contributing six assists in 29 appearances.

Koeman named his provisional Netherlands squad for the upcoming friendlies with England and Portugal, and the 25-year-old was rewarded with his first call-up.

Speaking to AZ TV, Weghorst said he found out during training, “I must honestly say that I secretly told people to nod or give signals, but the focus is on training, so that was a little difficult, and in the end the trainer called us on the field and he came up with the message.”

He added, “I was really nervous the last two days, because I slept badly last night. There was a lot of talk about it and you know that everything is going well, then it could just happen. but it is a great start. ”

If Weghorst is included in the final squad next week then he admits it will be a dream come true, “I have always said that playing for the Dutch national team is the biggest dream I have. That is really the case: in Dutch football it is the highest possible, and I am now one step closer to that big goal.”

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