Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11:14 am• Mart Oude Nijeweeme • Last update: 11:16

Vincent Janssen is by far the most surprising name in the pre-selection of the Dutch national team. On Friday afternoon, national coach Louis van Gaal announced the thirty names who have a chance of a place in the final selection. The invitation will have been received with mixed feelings at Janssen, as the attacker will tie the knot on June 4, it is known. General Newspaper† The day before, the the Dutch squad played the Nations League match with Belgium.

The last time Janssen made his appearance in the Dutch was in October 2017 as a player for Tottenham Hotspur. Today, the striker wears the shirt of the Mexican Monterrey. The 27-year-old striker, so far good for seventeen international matches, has this season in 27 league games good for only 3 goals and 1 assist. However, it is questionable whether Janssen hopes to be in the final selection, as he will tie the knot with his beloved the day after the Nations League match against Belgium.

The Dutch national team will play four matches in the European tournament in June. Belgium kicks off on 3 June, after which Wales (8 June), Poland (11 June) and again Wales (14 June) are the next opponents. It remains to be seen whether Janssen has a serious chance of his return in the the Dutch shirt. The final selection will be announced on Friday 27 May. Other center forwards who have been included in the pre-selection by Van Gaal are Memphis Depay, Luuk de Jong and Wout Weghorst.

In 2016 and 2017, Janssen was the first choice in the point of attack at the the Dutch squad under Danny Blind and Dick Advocaat. The attacker made his first minutes against France in March 2016 and then scored on his starting debut at Wembley against England. The last time he wore the shirt of the Dutch national team was in October 2017 in a 2-0 World Cup qualifier against Sweden. In total, the counter stands at seventeen international matches, in which Janssen managed to find the net seven times.


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