Newcastle United defender Daryl Janmaat has forced Guus Hiddink to backtrack, after the Dutch boss dropped him from the international set-up.
Back in November, the Newcastle full-back said he had no idea why he’d been left out of the Dutch squad, only months after being first choice in the Holland team that did so well in Brazil.
Speaking at the time, Daryl Janmaat said:
“Maybe it has to do with my error against the Czech Republic but I really have no idea.
“I was not even in the pre-selection and that did come as a surprise.”
However, Janmaat’s outstanding form in his first Premier League season has ensured that Hiddink changed his mind, with speculation that the manager had left the player out as a punishment for withdrawing from a previous squad through injury, only to play for Newcastle in the following match.
Today though, Hiddink has named a 28 man provisional squad for the upcoming matches with Turkey and Spain, both Daryl Janmaat and Tim Krul are included.
A couple of other interesting selections are Luuk De Jong keeping his place due to his oustanding form in the Dutch domestic league, whilst Bas Dost gets a call up.
The Wolfsburg striker had struggled in the Bundesliga and was heavily linked with Newcastle in the summer, but with 13 league goals this season despite only starting 10 matches (plus 3 as sub), he has also earned a place in the 28 man squad.