Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal confirmed on Friday. That Barcelona forward Memphis Depay the 28 year old is not yet ready to start in the opening game of the 2022 World Cup against Senegal. On November 21, according to reports from ‘De Telegraph’
Depay heading into the 2022 World Cup has not played since late September. Since the injury while playing for the Netherlands national team. Van Gaal has insisted he is willing to call up the 28-year-old striker for the Dutch team. Although the players are not yet fit and not available for the first game against Senegal.
‘Memphis is still injured or not fully recovered. That goes against my opinion, Memphis is very important to this team. Not just as a player but also as a person I have opened up space for that.’ UFABET
‘He is medically fit. I think that’s not good. Because we are not a rehabilitation center. So we have to create it. It’s not like he can play. I just think he’s so important to this team that I’m willing to put up with it. I said two months ago that I’d always be open to Memphis and Frenkie de Jong just him only less injury.’
Louis van Gaal said:
Van Gaal added that Depay is not yet available for the starting line-up in the first game against Senegal on November 21: ‘Memphis can play against Senegal. He won’t start. I know that in my opinion That’s the risk we take as a group.’
‘He’s Oranje’s top scorer and king of assists, sorry, I can’t change that. He has been training with Leo Hächteld for the past few weeks on Monday. We will continue with the construction. Then we move on. He can do anything.’
With Depay’s imperfect condition potentially being good news for Vincent Jansen, Van Gaal addressed the issue: ‘If Memphis doesn’t play, he might be in the starting line-up. That might surprise you. but not for me That’s about Plan B and Plan C. You’ve seen that Luke de Jong and Vout Weghorst have been summoned as well.’