Georginio Wijnaldum has admitted he was surprised to hear that Robin van Persie was dropped from the Netherlands national team.

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wijnal ooCoach Danny Blind dropped the Fenerbahce striker for the ties with Wales (November 13th) and Germany (November 17th) after being unimpressed with his fitness.

On arrival at Netherlands team hotel in Noordwijk, Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum admitted he was surprised to hear the striker was missing.

Wijnaldum said,¬†“Whether the coach is going to change a lot, I do not know,”

“The selection has not changed very radically. After¬†Robin van Persie, of course. What I thought when I heard that he is no longer there? It was surprising, he has always been there and has played over a hundred matches.”

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