Really surprised it was Hans Hateboer not when the defender heard that he Monday for the first time should report to the Dutch national team. “I was, of course, already in the pre-selection”, set the play just before his first training with the national team. “And I turn a good season. So I was happy, but was also in mind.”
Since his move from FC Groningen last year to the Italian Atalanta makes Hateboer name as a football player pretty much the whole right side covers. “Due to the heavy workouts I have a lot more content”, he feels. “We play with five defenders but also very offensive. I stand most of the match on the half of the opponent.”
Hateboer has not yet Ronald Koeman itself heard. But he suspects that the new coach the next training duels with heavy opponents like England and Portugal will also use the opportunity to have five defenders to start experimenting. “I think that’s also why the choice on me has fallen”, said the 24-year-old Groninger.
Hateboer and Kenny Tete are the rechtsbacks in the first selection of Koeman. Rick Karsdorp is still injured and Joël Veltman and Daryl Janmaat have no invitation for both oefeninterlands received. The new coach had already intimated that he is many players in both competitions at work wants to see. That makes the chance that Hateboer as a second footballer of the Groningen village of Beerta is going to debut in Orange is even greater. Jurrie Koolhof, a good friend of his father, went to him for.
“That, of course, would be great for me”, laughed the right back, who last year also in the interest of Feyenoord. However, the choice fell on the current number seven of the Series A. “I played all four years in the premier league and have a new adventure. I had no better decision can take. I’m in for a year, really grown a lot in Atalanta.”