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Daryl Janmaat says he has no idea why he’s been dropped

6 years ago

Daryl Janmaat has said that he has no regrets about his move to Tyneside and describes Newcastle as like a ‘warm nest’ since his arrival.

A tribute from the Dutch defender to the welcome he has experienced at both the club and in the City.

However, Janmaat isn’t feeling quite so warm when it comes to Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink.

The Newcastle right-back saying that he has been given no indication as to why he has been totally ignored by the new Dutch manager.

Having been first choice in Brazil under Louis Van Gaal, Hiddink then selected Janmaat in the opening European qualifier which was a loss to the Czech Republic, but it looks as though he could have been made a scapegoat for the new manager’s poor start.

Speaking to Voetbal International in Holland, 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.”

An article on this site speculated that Janmaat may have been punished for pulling out of the last squad through injury, though he did appear for Newcastle in both matches either side of the internationals. In Janmaat’s absence PSG’s Van Der Wiel played both games and suffered another defeat this time to Iceland, meaning they’d made a disastrous three points from nine start to qualifying.

As Janmaat says, he wasn’t even included in the bigger pre-selection squad which was whittled down last week.

However, he’s a lot happier talking about his new club;

“I must say I have no regrets about my transfer.

“It is like being in a warm nest since I arrived and this club has a lot in common with Feyenoord.”

Ironic that Daryl Janmaat put in probably his best display for Newcastle so far as he was man of the match against West Brom, in a match beamed worldwide (including the Netherlands) via live TV coverage.

Janmaat put in a great defensive performance and created both goals, clearly international rejection hasn’t affected his club form…


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