Dutch team in big trouble, its not only De Jong missing…

The Netherlands have confirmed they will be without the services of Frenkie De Jong at Euro 2024, with the midfielder failing to recover in time from an ankle injury sustained against Barcelona on April 21.

In the meantime, the “badness” of the “Tulips” does not end there, as the Dutch will have to do this European without the services of Teun Koopmeiners. The latter was scheduled as a starter for the friendly against Iceland, but a problem during the first half of the game forced the technician to bench the Atalanta player. Koeman said that he was very afraid of the attacker’s condition and in fact the worst happened.

“If there’s anyone who doesn’t deserve to be hurt right now, it’s Koopmeiners. He has had a wonderful season. I still don’t know exactly what the problem is, but it really bothers me.

I think all these injuries are the result of very busy calendars during the season. Even Poland has a problem with Lewandowski, it seems to me, I have the impression that such injuries will happen often during the tournament”, said Koeman who, after the injuries of De Jong and Koopmeiners, gathered in the national team Ian Maatsen, the player owned by Chelsea who is in loan to Dortmund.

The Netherlands is part of Group D together with France, Poland and Austria, as the “tulips” will play the first match against the Poles on June 16.