Dutch national team midfielder Wesley Sneijder spoke to the NOS ahead of the friendly games against Scotland and Romania.

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The 33-year-old reflected on the failed qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup and also stated that he is not considering international retirement.

Sneijder said, ”It was tough not to be involved in the final stages of World Cup 2018 qualifying and it is disappointing to miss a major tournament.

”I am not considering international retirement and I will only do so when I feel that it the right time only then will I make my decision public.

”Looking ahead to the future of the Dutch national team it could be that I am not involved in the run-up to Euro 2020 but at the moment I am not thinking about that.

”It’s not just me but all players involved in the national team are dependent on the next national team manager. We will see what happens. At the moment I feel good and I am enjoying my football and that is currently also the case with the Dutch national team.”

Dick Advocaat is set to step down as coach after the friendly with Romania next week, but Sneijder didn’t want to say much on a possible new coach, ”I do not know who should become the next Dutch national team manager. A new manager will be announced and we will have very little influence with the KNVB. We shall see.”

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