National coach Louis van Gaal has seen Arnaut Danjuma‘s raid against Gibraltar, smiling. The Villarreal attacker was initially not summoned, but in the meantime came to redeem the injured dropped Cody Gakpo: Danjuma stripped straight out with a goal.
The Nigerian-born attacker had not played for Orange in three years, but was there immediately during his return. “You’re getting to know more and more players. That‘s why I summoned Danjuma, I knew I could bring him in beforehand”, says Van Gaal in a conversation with deCCeit.
The lost Orange son got half an hour and made the most of it. “He made a spectacular raid, I will say,” says Van Gaal, who had Noa Lang make his basic debut. “Options too over on the left? On the left side, but not on the right.”
Danjuma made a strong impression during his first interland in a long time. “He deserves to be raved. He’s got really nice, good dribbles. And his fellow players were not yet focused on his hard crossing,” the national coach found broadly smiling.
National coach Louis van Gaal saw Orange create many opportunities and give little away. He starts the interview with praise about substitute Arnaut Danjuma.” A spectacular raid… He deserves to be raved.” #nedgib pic.twitter.com/E0FPKfftD3
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