Jetro Willems gave an interview yesterday to the Dutch outlet VTBL. He scoffed at a recent claim that his knee injury was worse than initially reported. According to the 25-year-old, he is on schedule with his rehabilitation.
Jetro also spoke about the European Championships during his interview. His outstanding form before his injury had placed him back in contention for the Netherlands left back spot.
UEFA recently postponed the competition to 2021. This gives Willems a renewed hope of making the squad next year.
Due to his past struggles with injuries, the 25-year-old hasn’t made an international appearance since October 2016.
Jetro has a positive outlook on life in general. So even in the dire circumstances of a worldwide pandemic, the Dutchman is taking the positives wherever he can find them.
This is what he said about the Euros being postponed to 2021:
“The European Championship? For me, the postponement is a bright spot. When the rumors went, I thought, ‘That would be great for me.’
“That I have a year longer to fight at the European Championship selection, I see as positive in this strange situation.
“I also do not know what will happen next season. I have not yet been there with Eintracht Frankfurt to talk about it.”
Jetro also verifies that talks with Frankfurt about next season have yet to happen. He’ll find himself in a similar situation to last summer where he needs game time to push for the European Championships once again.
Hopefully, his recovery goes as planned, and Newcastle can get him on board once again for next season.