Ronald Koeman is enthusiastic about the development of Donny van de Beek. The coach of the Dutch national team recognises that the midfielder, who has a strong season with Ajax polite, expressly apply to goals in Orange.
“It was this season great to the development of the Ajax-players to watch”, said Koeman Tuesday in sacramento at his press conference for the final of the Nations League, which next week begins in Portugal.
“The success in Europe is priceless and has proven to be the development of the Players. Many players have grown and the Stream is the best example of this. He still beats more at the door than he already did.”
Five-fold international Of the river of gold this season as one of the most important players at Ajax, that the double-conquered and to the semi-finals of the Champions League reached. Yet goals in Orange by the fierce competition is far from a foregone conclusion for the 22-year-old midfielder.
Koeman selects all times for a solid midfield consisting of Frenkie de Jong, Marten de Roon and Georginio Wijnaldum, and it does not seem likely that one of those three goals quickly going to lose. “The development of the Stream is a luxury, but I think that’s wonderful,” showed the coach positively.
Ronald Koeman and press officer Bas Ticheler. (Photo: Pro Shots)
‘Have I not seen that players are tired’
A lot of players in the selection of Orange have a long and intense season behind their club, and must now be see again on recharge for the final of the Nations League. Nevertheless, Koeman is not the idea that he is for the semi-final against England on a exhausted selection.
“When I see how there trained by this group, then they don’t think the season has already passed. I have not seen that players have trouble finding the button to turn on and also not that players are tired,” said Koeman.
The coach knows nonetheless whether or not he’s Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum is going against England. The duo of Liverpool playing on Saturday the Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid and sign Monday in Orange.
“Then we will see whether they are happy or hugely disappointed and I’m going to talk with them,” explains Koeman. “I will be with them to consult, but determine eventually whether they play or not. We will see. In miss England, they now have eight players by clubverplichtingen and it seems to me strongly that that all be prepared.”
The press conference from Koeman drew a lot of attention. (Photo: Pro Shots)
‘Interest Nations League is totally different than EK’
The semi-final between the Netherlands and England in the Nations League is Thursday, June 6, on the programme in the Portuguese Guimarães and starts at 20.45 hours. The winner of that match will play the final against Switzerland or Portugal, the loser is condemned to the battle for place three.
In the Nations League is in addition to the honor, prize money and a cup nothing to the game for the four finalists. There is the new tournament also don’t have a ticket for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020 to earn, giving Koeman the ‘Final Four’ in perspective.
“You win there is no EK and receives no EK-ticket for”, stressed the coach. “You should be great matches to play and it is a tournament that we want to win, but the importance is, of course, totally different than at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS next year.”