Ronaldo Koeman has revealed Ryan Gravenberch’s omission from the Netherlands squad is down to a grudge he retains against him.
Gravenberch joined Liverpool from Bayern Munich this summertime in a offer really worth £34million.
But while pushing as a result of his transfer, Gravenberch snubbed a phone up from the Netherlands Underneath-21 crew to concentrate on his Anfield change.
Now it appears his steps will have more time-lasting effects immediately after Dutch senior workforce supervisor Koeman missed the 21-yr-aged for the approaching Euro 2024 qualifiers.
Koeman was left angered by Gravenberch’s conclusion not to sign up for up with the Beneath-21 squad in previous month’s fixtures and admitted his bitterness toward the Liverpool star for the duration of a press conference.
“We do have a selected opinion about cancelling for the Dutch Juniors or the Dutch national staff,” Koeman explained to reporters ahead of his side’s Euro 2024 double header versus France and Greece.
“But I don’t assume he has performed substantially but. Past Thursday there was a level of competition.
“I however believe he is a fantastic talent. I hope he can produce at Liverpool and perform more, since then he will generally be a player for the Dutch countrywide staff.”
And it seems that Koeman is sticking to his concepts in spite of a spate of accidents now cursing his squad.
The Netherlands are devoid of Cody Gakpo, Steven Berghuis, Frenkie de Jong, Memphis Depay, Matthijs de Ligt and Teun Koopmeiners for their vital run of fixtures.
Under-21 coach Michael Reiziger was seemingly in settlement with Koeman’s stance and refused to contact Gravenberch up for their October fixtures versus Georgia and Gibraltar U21s.
Reiziger formerly informed Dutch outlet Nu: “Nigel de Jong (specialized director at Dutch FA) has been in speak to with Gravenberch, but I have not.
“It was not an selection to call him up now. The sign has now been sent to him, but you are nonetheless doing the job with a group. It is anything you have to want to be section of.”
Gravenberch has clocked up just 285 minutes of football due to the fact his move to Anfield but manager Jurgen Klopp just lately waxed lyrical about the Dutchman when handed a start out in the Reds’ opening Europa League clash towards Austrian side LASK.
He followed it up with his 1st Liverpool goal in past Thursday’s 2- earn about Union Saint-Gilloise as the Red stormed to the best of their Europa League team.
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