Ronald de Boer, the twin brother of Netherlands’ national team head coach Frank de Boer, has suggested that our no. 34 needs to play more games, but Ole was quick to respond to those comments and reiterate van de Beek’s importance to the squad.
“I’ve answered this question so many times,” the manager emphasised.
“There are so many examples of players needing a little bit of time – quality players. We have many players ourselves and there are other clubs with examples. Sometimes it takes time. You don’t expect people who care for him to be quiet at times, especially when they want the best for them.
“Donny is going to play tomorrow. There’s another chance for him. Yes, I’ve spoken to him and reiterated and made him aware how much we rate him. But he’ll play tomorrow, and that’s a good chance to kick on.”