Willem van Hanegem does not think that the Dutch team has a goalkeeper problem. National coach Louis van Gaal has called for four closing points for the international against Gibraltar and Latvia: Justin Bijlow, Joël Drommel, Tim Krul and the debuting Mark Flekken.
Bijlow is the number one of Orange according to Van Hanegem, Drommel is a great alternative, says De Kromme. “We do have a nice keeper,” he says in front of the ESPN camera. The fact that the PSV goalkeeper went very badly against Willem II recently does not matter when it comes to Van Hanegem. “Now we‘re going to burn down that boy all of a sudden. “We said not a year ago that it’s such a great goalkeeper and he‘s going to get the top… Then he lets a ball go through his hands: well okay, annoying.”
Van Hanegem believes that Drommel has developed well since his very first matches for FC Twente. “At the very beginning — I should honestly say — I thought: he’s on water polo. He dove like he did in the water, so on his stomach. Was a really crazy face. That has gotten better and better. Is just a good goalkeeper, man. What‘s that?”
👐 How does Willem van Hanegem look at the goalkeepers selected for Orange?” At first I thought: he’s on water polo” pic.twitter.com/HNEVEm3dca
— ESPN NL (@ESPNnl) October 6, 2021