Preliminary selection EK
Per line, but it should be noted that some can play in multiple lines. Daley Blind, for example, who is recovering from an operation on the ankle.
Target: Jasper Cillessen (Valencia), Tim Krul (Norwich), Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Marco Bizot (AZ). All well-established names. No talent like Drommel. Cillessen is normally first choice.
Defence: Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace), Nathan Aké (Manchester City), Daley Blind (Ajax), Denzel Dumfries (PSV), Hans Hateboer (Atalanta Bergamo), Rick Karsdorp (AS Roma), Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus), Jeremiah St Juste (Mainz), Kenny Tete (Fulham), Jurriën Timber (Ajax), Joël Veltman (Brighton), Stefan de Vrij (Inter), Owen Wijndal (AZ). The lack of Virgil van Dijk is not only annoying for the defense. Captain Van Dijk was the absolute leader of the team, on and around the field.
Midfield: Donny van de Beek (Manchester United), Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax), Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Teun Koopmeiners (AZ), Marten de Roon (Atalanta), Tonny Vilhena (Krasnodar), Georginio Wijnaldum ( Liverpool). Van de Beek plays a meager role at United. Most others are quite decisive for their club.
Attack: Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord), Steven Bergwijn (Tottenham Hotspur), Memphis Depay (Lyon), Cody Gakpo (PSV), Anwar El Ghazi (Aston Villa), Luuk de Jong (Sevilla), Donyell Malen (PSV), Quincy Promes (Spartak) Moscow), Wout Weghorst (VfL Wolfsburg). The call for 37-year-old Arjen Robben, after 80 minutes with FC Groningen against Emmen, was surreal, but somehow understandable. A type like him is missing on the wings, with top-class international quality.