Frank de Boer cannot have Memphis Depay against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday evening, who has been suspended for the Nations League. It is expected that Luuk de Jong will take over his place in the front line, but De Boer does not want to name any names yet.
The national coach expects the lack of Memphis to be visible, but hopes that another player will take over his role against Bosnia and Herzegovina. “Memphis has proven that he is a very important player for the Dutch national team. We have another player in that position, with different qualities. Then we have to take advantage of that,” he secretly refers to De Jong at the press conference before the game.
“I’m not going to line up yet. But it seems clear to me that he is an important candidate in that position”, De Boer continues. The national coach does not want to say too much about the position below the bar. Tim Krul played against Mexico, but Jasper Cillessen seems to be preferred on Sunday. “Jasper trains very well and has left a good impression in recent days”, said De Boer, who has already made a choice. “I no longer doubt, no, it would be bad if I still have to doubt.”