‘I don’t know why, but Blind is always there for the Orange. Pretty special”

Rafael van der Vaart finds it quite special that Daley Blind seems so sure of a base place in the Dutch national team. Pierre van Hooijdonk disagrees with his CCEIT colleague and understands it.
Blind never goes out, says Van der Vaart. I dont know why, but hes always there. Pretty special. Daley is capable of doing fantastic things at the ball, but he often drops stitches defensively. Apparently, trainers trust him.
Van Hooijdonk replies to Van der Vaart. He adds a lot to the ball. Yes, he also has his flaws, especially his speed. But what do you look for as a trainer? Do you want to be stronger at the ball? Then set it up. If you have to defend, you will have to do something different.
De LigtMatthijs de Ligt is missing from the basic eleven of the Orange, much to the disappointment of Van der Vaart. I would choose him. De Ligt is a player who can disable Mbappe. Van Gaal opts for Nathan Aké against Poland. My gut says hes a bit short, although Aké does a pretty good job at Manchester City.