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Siem de Jong makes history and then gets remarkable international call-up

5 years ago

Siem de Jong is having a remarkable time in Holland after Newcastle agreed to loan him to PSV for this season.

After a couple of games for the PSV reserves who play in the second tier of Dutch football, the Newcastle midfielder/striker has been slowly integrated into the first team picture.

After sub appearances in the Eredivisie & Champions League, as well as a start in a Dutch Cup match, Saturday saw his first league start for PSV.

A special moment for the brothers as Luuk and Siem de Jong made a bit of history as they started a competitive match together for the first time ever.

Playing away at Heerenveen, Siem de Jong  and his sibling played in a 1-1 draw.

However, things have now taken another dramatic turn as Luuk de Jong suffered a concussion in that match and has had to pull out of the Dutch squad.

Steven Berghuis also dropped out, leading to Netherlands Manager Danny Blind calling up Memphis Depay and Siem de Jong as replacements.

Holland play World Cup qualifiers against Belarus (Thursday 6 October) and France (Sunday 9 October).

Siem de Jong’s head must be spinning after the disaster that has been his time as a Newcastle United player.

The PSV loan player last appeared for Holland three years ago and in his entire career has played only 4 minutes of competitive football for his country.


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