“He’s allowed in the dressing room to savor the atmosphere, but he’s still in the stands. Janssen will play against Wales,” said national team coach Louis van Gaal.
The 27-year-old Jansen played his last international match for the Orange team five years ago. The Mexican striker, Monterrey, got married last weekend in the United States. He only had to inform Zest on Tuesday. Van Gaal decided not to take him to Wales yet. Janssen trained individually at Zeist on Wednesday.
Louis van Gaal during Orange training.
Matisse de Ligt
Matthijs de Ligt can take action on Saturday. The Juventus defender is no longer bothered by the minor groin injury he sustained on Wednesday during the 2-1 win over Wales in Cardiff.
Van Gaal then said he intended to start with De Ligt against Poland. This was not confirmed at a news conference on Friday. He reiterated that De Ligt should focus on the center in the center of the defense or on the right in the center of the background. De Ligt was the left-footed defender for Orange in Wales on Wednesday, but Van Gaal would prefer to see a left-footed player playing there.
Van Gaal will likely pick several players who started the away game they won against Belgium (1-4) last week.
After matches with Belgium (1-4) and Wales (1-2), the Netherlands are still without losing points in the Nations League. Poland won the first match of the second option against Wales (2-1), but narrowly lost to Belgium (6-1 on Wednesday). Orange welcomes Poland to a completely sold out Kuip Cup. The return leg will also be played on Tuesday with Wales in Rotterdam.
Referee Khalil Umut Miller leads the match against Poland. The 35-year-old Turk receives help from two of his countrymen on the sidelines. Miller officiated Feyenoord’s home match against Slavia Prague (3-3) in the Conference League on 7 April. Three years ago, he also captained Eindhoven’s match against Rosenborg in the European League. PSV Eindhoven won 4-1 in Trondheim.
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