Hans Hateboer was not very surprised 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,” said the 24-year-old right back 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.”