Jan Vertonghen is doubtful for the upcoming international matches. The 36-year-old defender may get fit, but is it worth taking risks with him now? There are opportunities for other guys. And perhaps the national coach should think about dusting off this possibility.
Pascal Struijk was once seen as a possible Red Devil. The now 24-year-old defender has dual Belgian-Dutch nationality because he was born in Deurne. Last year in September he was in the pre-selection of the Dutch team, but since then he has never been called up.
So he can still choose. Although he did say last year that he gave the Netherlands priority. But since he is apparently not in Ronald Koeman’s picture, it might be something to think about. A left-footed central defender who is doing very well at Leeds in The Championship…
Worth making a call for Domenico Tedesco? “It is very nice to experience and now I hope that I am in the final selection. If I am in that selection, I will also choose the Netherlands. That is my first choice,” he said after his pre-selection. Disillusionment must have crept in since then.