Netherlands legend Willem van Hanegem has made a startling revelation as to why he feels Ronald Koeman has failed to invite Dutch-born Ghanaian striker Myron Boadu and two other AZ Alkmaar players.
Hanegem, who capped 52 times for the Oranges, has questioned the motive behind why youngsters Teun Koopmeiners, Calvin Stengs and Myron Boadu are all doing so well but the trio missed Ronald Koeman’s provisional Netherlands squad for the upcoming Euro qualifiers with Northern Ireland and Belarus.
Boadu, 18, was born to Ghanaian parents in the European nation and has been a standout performer for Eredivisie title contenders – AZ Alkmaar, scoring 7 goals in 15 games in all competitions so far this season.
Despite being born to Ghanaian parents, the youngster is pursuing a dream to represent the Netherlands at the senior national team level.
Nonetheless, Boadu is yet to get a recognition from Ronald Koeman who is the head coach of the Dutch national team.
And, van Hanegem, who enjoyed an incredible career with club Feyenoord winning the Eredivisie as a player and a coach has spoken about how he feels the player has not been called up along with two other players.
“I think it would make sense if Calvin Stengs, Myron Boadu or Teun Koopmeiners were given a chance in the Oranje squad,” he wrote in his column.
He subsequently alleged that Koeman might be neglecting players from AZ Alkmaar because the club sacked him in 2009.
“Why not give the youth a chance with a view to the future? Surely it won’t be that Ronald Koeman is still bothered that he was fired at AZ? I can hardly imagine it,” he questioned.