Van Gaal has a definite option: If Im there, I choose Orange

Pascal Struijk has opted for an international career at the Dutch Team. The 23-year-old defender of Leeds United is in the pre-selection of the Dutch national team for the first time, although he also has a Belgian passport.
Struijk is having a good start of the season at Leeds and Louis van Gaal has not gone unnoticed either. For the time being, he has not made a final choice between the Netherlands and Belgium. But: โ€œIf I am elected, I choose Orange,โ€ he reveals in the ESPN program De Voetbalkantine. โ€œIt means a lot to me, it‘s the first time I’ve been in the pre-selection at all. I was met by the media manager after training and he told me the news.โ€
โ€œMy phone was full of messages and then I felt like a little child,โ€ Struijk continues. โ€œIt‘s very nice to experience and now hope that I’m in the final selection like that. When I‘m in that selection, I also choose the Netherlands. That’s my first choice.โ€
Struijk has a Dutch father and an Indonesian mother. He was born in Belgium, which makes an international career with The Red Devils possible. The Belgians sought rapprochement, but a problem arose with his passport. โ€œThat‘s off track now. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do at the time. Then I considered everything, but the Netherlands is my first choice.โ€

๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿฆโ“ Pascal Struijk seems to have made a choice for which national team to play.โ€ Of course, when I‘m in that selection, that’s always my first choice.โ€
โ€” ESPN NL (@ESPNnl) September 11, 2022