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The Young more tense for sing song for Orange-debut

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The Young more tense for sing song for Orange-debut

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Published:
07 september 2018 10:49
07-09-18 10:49

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07 september 2018 11:50
07-09-18 11:50

Frenkie de Jong is pleased with his debut in the Dutch national team. The midfielder made on Thursday in the practice game in Amsterdam against Peru, partly for that after resting a 0-1-deficit was reversed in a 2-1 victory.

“The first minutes in Orange are a fact. I am very happy with it. It was also an honor to be even a quarter of an hour with Wesley (Sneijder, ed.) on the field, because I, as a small boy in front of the tv to the tournaments in which he was extremely important looked,” said De Jong.

The 21-year-old following his departure to chelsea was halfway in the field and showed himself to be after playing for an hour already of great value by the assist to the equalizer of Memphis Depay, who is in the final stage, was also responsible for the 2-1.

“It was not a bad debut. For my first 45 minutes it was fine, but still not top. It can be even a lot better. I need the next time something more dominant. A little more facing forward maybe,” continued The Young is critical.

Not suffer from nerves

The playmaker of Ajax had little pain from nerves, but that was, according to him, mainly because he is well taken care of in the group.

“I play with a number of boys, of course, also worked together at Ajax. Moreover, it was the duel in the ArenA, which I have every two weeks all play. That makes it a lot easier.”

The Young was more tense for the song that he is after the match in the dressing room had to sing a tradition for a player who for the first time, his debut in the Dutch national team has made.

“Singing is not my greatest quality. It was It is a night Guus Meeuwis. That is my hard song. I keep that always in. I’ve also, at Willem II, Jong Oranje and Ajax done.”

Appeared in field, not at all as a rookie

The Young appeared to be in the field as a rookie. He took all of his first balcontacten risk by, just as he did at Ajax often do, around his own penalty area to dribble.

“I think I’m selected because I am so football at Ajax. It would be very bad if I suddenly would not do. The coach (Ronald Koeman, eds.) gave me after the duel a hand and said that I the great had done.”

The question is whether the Young Sunday in the first match of the Nations League on a visit to world champion France in the base will start. Midfielders Kevin Strootman and Georginio Wijnaldum were moderate for the day against Peru.

“I hope I play, but that’s not up to me. It seems to me very nice to play against top players like Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé and myself with them to measure.”


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