Ryan Babel has not yet abandoned the hope that he can take action for the Dutch team in the Nations League duel with Poland. The attacker is in a hotel in Amsterdam pending the results of the PCR test that was taken Monday, reports De Cceit.
If this test is negative, Babel will be on a plane to Poland on Tuesday afternoon with his Orange teammates. He stayed on Sunday evening against Bosnia and Herzegovina (3-1) as a precaution. He arrived with the other players at the Johan Cruijff Arena, but informed federal physician Edwin Goedhart that he was not feeling well. Then he returned to Zeist.
The 33-year-old Galatasaray attacker then delivered a positive rapid test. Tuesday it will be clear if he‘s actually infected with the coronavirus. In that case, he would only be allowed to return to Istanbul on a private flight. This is not an option for the KNVB, so the union has already arranged a temporary shelter for him, where he can spend his quarantine. That is where the 67-fold international is also waiting for the results of the test.
National coach Frank de Boer set the door ajar on Sunday after the duel with Bosnia. “In the past, there have been more errors testing. Let’s hope for Ryan that it is now again. But at least he had symptoms.”