Van Gaal discusses transfer summer internationals: ‘I want to rectify one thing’

Louis van Gaal is satisfied with the transfer summer of the Dutch internationals. Frenkie de Jong and Memphis Depay are the only children of concern for the national coach, although Van Gaal sees a positive development.
Last summer, several internationals announced, in view of the World Cup, that they had spoken to Van Gaal about their future. โ€œWell, I do want to rectify one thing: I‘ve called players, that’s true, but I‘ve always ended the conversation with: this is advice, but you should stay close to yourself and decide the choice yourself,โ€ says the elector at Monday’s press conference.
From the current Dutch squad, seven internationals play at another club compared to the previous international period. โ€œThe storm is over and I have to say I liked it. The only two are actually Memphis and Frenkie de Jong, but they also play regularly now, so I can‘t say it didn’t go well in the transfer window,โ€ he says. โ€œI would be happier if Memphis and Frenkie played more regularly, but Frenkie has already reached ninety minutes, which is nice.โ€
Van Gaal has found a solution to get the internationals with little race rhythm fully fit at the start of the World Cup. Exercise physiologist Jos van Dijk, who also went to Brazil in 2014, is interfering with the Orange selection again in the run-up to Qatar. โ€œHe also went to Turkey at the time to give Wesley Sneijder some more exercises to get fit. That‘s why Sneijder made it. He’s on my staff again and that‘s his assignment again. Of course, Memphis has to stay fit, that’s also a goal for him.โ€