Quincy Promes doesn‘t have to count on an Orange call for now. Federal coach Louis van Gaal doesn’t want to invite the 29-year-old attacker as long as he is a suspect in a stabbing case.
Promes is accused of stabbing his cousin in his leg. At the press conference, Van Gaal shines his light on the case. “I can‘t have an opinion on that, because I don’t know,” he says. “I do know that when a player is involved in such a case, he has a lot more trouble keeping the focus on the match. In Russia you are far away, but very close in the Netherlands. That‘s a big difference. But I’ve also seen how Quincy played.”
“I just don‘t think I’m selecting players involved in such matters,” Van Gaal continues. The national coach does not want to tell if he would have selected Promes if the stabbing case did not exist. “Promes can play as a right winger, just to give an example. He can also play as a right-back, he had to play thirty times in 2014 at that place of mine.”
It has been ten months since Promes was arrested by police for his possible role in the stabbing incident. There has still been no ruling in the meantime.
National coach Louis van Gaal will not select Quincy Promes as long as he is involved in a criminal case.” I don‘t think I’m now selecting players who are in such a situation as him” pic.twitter.com/LWmF9TNn10
— ESPN NL (@ESPNnl) October 4, 2021