We’ve been impressed with the form of Vurnon Anita at the end of last season and so far this season, and Vurnon has had his very first call up for the Holland squad since he joined Newcastle three years ago.
Anita is a shock choice by new Holland manager Danny Blind, and three Newcastle players are in the squad, but just like last year Daryl Janmaat has been omitted from the squad.
Vurnon Anita – playing well for Newcastle
Daryl just needs to get his head down and start playing like he did at Newcastle last season, and he’ll soon get a call-up by Blind and then Newcastle should have four players in the Holland squad.
It’s very good news for Vurnon that he has been recalled, and he could be in for a good season under new coach Stave McClaren since Steve seems to be paying the way the Dutchmen in the squad understand well.
Vurnon played 52 times for all the Dutch youth sides through U21 level, and he has 3 full caps so far for his country.
Holland will play two Euro 2016 qualifiers next month, hosting Iceland on the 3rd of September before travelling to Turkey three days later.
Here’s the Holland squad named by Danny Blind on Friday:
Goalkeepers:Tim Krul (Newcastle United), Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Jeroen Zoet (PSV), Kenneth Vermeer (Feyenoord)
Defenders:Daley Blind (Manchester United), Jeffrey Bruma (PSV), Virgil van Dijk (Celtic), Terence Kongolo (Feyenoord), Bruno Martins Indi (FC Porto), Jairo Riedewald (Ajax), Kenny Tete (Ajax), Joel Veltman (Ajax), Paul Verhaegh (FC Augsburg), Stefan de Vrij (Lazio), Gregory van der Wiel (Paris St Germain)
Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (Stoke City), Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United), Marco van Ginkel (Stoke City), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle United)
Forwards: Memphis Depay (Manchester United), Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Jeremain Lens (Sunderland), Luciano Narsingh (PSV), Robin van Persie (Fenerbahçe) , Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscow), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)