Louis van Gaal has brought the outstanding Arnaut Danjuma by Villarreal at Orange. The wing striker replaces Cody Gakpo, who dropped off with an injury after Latvia Netherlands.
The KNVB announced this on Saturday through the official channels. Gakpo has left ‘complaints, matching concussion‘ to the Riga competition. The PSV was in the base against Latvia on Friday night and was replaced by Wout Weghorst fifteen minutes before time. Substitute Danjuma can get ready for his first international in three years: the Nigerian-born attacker debuted against Germany on October 13, 2018 and scored three days later against Belgium, but then disappeared from the picture.
However, the former player of NEC, Club Bruges and Bournemouth made a top transfer to Villarreal this summer and has started with five goals in eight official games at El Submarino Amarillo. When Danjuma‘s name recently dropped at the Van Gaal press conference, it led to a collision between the national coach and the press present. “Do you like Danjuma? Are you the national coach?” , then Van Gaal informed. “He could be there, but I didn’t decide. I don‘t need you guys for that.”
The Netherlands is currently preparing for Monday night’s home game with Gibraltar. At the end of March, the away match against that same opponent was won 0-7.
🗞 National coach Louis van Gaal has added Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld to the training camp. He replaces Cody Gakpo, who has left with some complaints, consistent with a concussion. 🦁 Welcome, @Danjuma! 🍀 Good son, Cody! #WCQ2022
— Our Orange (@OnsOranje) October 9, 2021