Ronald Koeman is Ruud Molder against Slovakia or Italy his debut for the Dutch national team. That announced the coach Wednesday at his press conference.
“If you have a number of new faces in there calls, then it is the intention that they speelminuten going to get,” said Koeman in the Slovakian Trnava, one day before the friendly against Slovakia.
Shaper is the only player in the current selection of Orange that is still no international game to his name. Terence Kongolo and Eljero Elia are there for the first time since Koeman coach is and so, also make their appearance.
“The new guys, I know pretty well, because I have them all under my good had,” said Koeman. “For Kongolo, it is very good that he is going to have to play at Huddersfield Town on Shaper you will see that he has developed, and Elijah earned on the basis of his good period in order to be selected.”
It is still the question of whether Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum in action against Slovakia. The Liverpool players played last Saturday and the Champions League final against Real Madrid (1-3 loss) and get a possible peace.
“There is a possibility that Van Dijk and Wijnaldum will not play at all, but that is still not fixed. If I choose to not use them against Slovakia, than it has with the Champions League final,” said Koeman.
Orange plays Thursday his first vrienschappelijke match against Slovakia. Four days later, the team of Koeman in Turin against Italy.