Davy Klaassen is happy that he has been called up again for the Dutch national team. The Ajax player last played in the Orange shirt in October 2017 and can report back to Zeist on Monday.
Klaassen can work in several places
The 27-year-old Klaassen has started his second period at Ajax well. After his arrival at the beginning of October, the midfielder quickly conquered a basic place and scored four times in the Eredivisie, including the opening goal against FC Utrecht on Sunday (0-3).
His good game has not gone unnoticed by national coach Frank de Boer. “It is always nice to play for your country. I am just proud”, Klaassen said after the Ajax match in the Dom City. FOX Sports about his return to the Orange selection.
Klaassen has grown in recent years to captain and permanent force at Werder Bremen, but was never called up for the Orange during his time in the Bundesliga. According to the Dutchman, that is not surprising.
“If you play at the bottom of the Bundesliga, it is more difficult to play football than here at Ajax”, Klaassen explained. “They look at it differently, but I have never really worried about that, because I know that is how it goes.”
Davy Klaassen gave Ajax the lead in Utrecht. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Klaassen will not focus on a specific position at Orange. “I can manage in both positions (controlling midfielder or attacking midfielder, ed.), So it’s up to the trainer.”
The Netherlands will take on Spain on Wednesday in Amsterdam (exhibition game) and then against Bosnia (Sunday in Amsterdam) and Poland (November 18 in Poland) in the Nations League.
The Orange still has a view of first place in the group and with that a place in the final round of the Nations League.
View the program, the results and the standings in the Nations League