Van Gaal hints at minutes before Lang

Louis van Gaal is expecting a tough match for Orange on Friday night. The Dutch team then takes on Latvia in the World Cup qualification, which is usually not a high-flyer. However, according to Van Gaal, it is precisely the duels with these countries that are difficult.
โ€œPlaying against such teams under these circumstances is and will always be very difficult,โ€ Van Gaal says at a press conference Thursday night. โ€œThey cross the midline three times, but they‘ll have plenty of opportunity and space to make a goal.โ€
โ€œIn general, we will attack and defend them. That’
s awaiting us, but maybe I‘ll be surprisedโ€, Van Gaal continues. By the way, the national coach also hints at play minutes for Noa Lang. โ€œThe newbies confirm what we thought. Noa Lang is a creative player that we may need against this kind of opponent,โ€ says Van Gaal.
Virgil van Dijk may also be able to play against Latvia. The defender is slowly building up after standing by the side for a long time with a cruciate ligament injury, which causes some caution to be desired. โ€œHe has played four or five games with Liverpool and two with us. He’
s still rehab. He‘s still not top fit, but he’s close to that,โ€ says the national coach.