Van de Looi awards Simons debut with the Dutch Junior, which is particularly strong on paper

Xavi Simons will make his debut for the Dutch Junior on Friday evening. The PSV revelation basically starts in the practice game with Belgium‘s peers. Coach Erwin van de Looi also opts for players such as Lutsharel Geertruida, Ryan Gravenberch and Brian Brobbey.
Friday evening, the Dutch Junior will practice against Young Belgium, in the run-up to the European Championships that will be played in the summer of 2023. It is striking that Van de Looi’
s primary team looks very strong on paper. On Friday evening, the practice master opts for a 3-4-3 system, which national coach Louis van Gaal also uses for the Great Orange.
In the rear, Geertruida plays his first game since battling mononucleosis. The diaphragm is formed by Jeremie Frimpong, Quinten Timber (also the captain of the Dutch Junior), Gravenberch and Mitchel Bakker. In the front, Jurgen Ekkelenkamp, Brobbey and Simons must score the goals.
The fact that basic players of the Dutch Junior regularly take action for teams such as Bayern Munich, Ajax, PSV, Feyenoord and Bayer Leverkusen is telling. Young Orange and Young Belgium kick off at 6.30 p.m.
The full line-up of the Dutch Junior: Sharpen; Geertruida, Van den Berg, Van de Ven; Frimpong, Timber, Gravenberch, Bakker; Ekkelenkamp, Brobbey, Simons.