Van Gaal already reveals one basic player for Belgium: ‘Now I want to see Gakpo’

Louis van Gaal is curious about Cody Gakpo and Remko Pasveer in the Dutch national team. The national coach reveals that the contours of the World Cup team will be visible in many other positions.
Gakpo is ten in the Nations League game with Poland, while Pasveer debuts in Orange. โ€œBecause I want to see players in those positions,โ€ explains Van Gaal in front of DecceIT‘s camera. โ€œYou are increasingly going to your regular team. You can see from the base players who are already almost fixed, but they have to keep delivering,โ€ he acknowledges. โ€œIn general, they did that too. In the positions that I have changed, I also want to see others. That’s only possible in these two games.โ€
Should the World Cup start now, would Van Gaal also choose these names? โ€œThat depends on the quality of an opponent, who I want to set up in view of that quality. For example, with Cody Gakpo, there is less balance than with Davy Klaassen.โ€ According to Van Gaal, he looks slightly less at the opponent against Poland. โ€œI want to see Gakpo now, so you can assume that Klaassen is playing against Belgium. I think we could use more balance in the midfield then.โ€
Van Gaal is also curious how Pasveer will do it. โ€œI‘m really curious about Pasveer. Selecting a 38-year-old player is not des Van Gaals. But he does deserve it. We were about to call him up last year, but then he broke something in his hand. Then it didn’t happen. He did show what he can do at Ajax.โ€
The national coach further insists that Robert Lewandowski must be fought as a team. After seeing the Polish line-up, Van Gaal talked to Frenkie de Jong. Depending on Polish tactics, the FC Barcelona player may switch seats with Teun Koopmeiners, who is competing with Steven Berghuis. โ€œKoopmeiners and Berghuis qualify for the same position,โ€ says the elector.