Does he even know who’s in his squad? Confused Holland boss Frank de Boer says FC Twente star Queensy Menig could play right wing in his team… despite being left at home for Euro 2020!
- Frank de Boer made an interesting comment in his press conference this week
- The Holland manager mentioned FC Twente starlet Queensy Menig in his plans
- Yet Menig has not been selected as part of the Dutch squad for Euro 2020
- On Wednesday Holland had to rally late on to take a draw with Scotland
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.
Holland boss Frank de Boer had to endure an awkward moment this week when talking up the prospects of FC Twente starlet Queensy Menig for the upcoming European championships.
Speaking during a press conference for the national team, De Boer remarked how the 25-year-old could be a possible fit at right wing for the Oranje at Euro 2020.
The only issue, however, was that De Boer had already named his squad for the competition and had not listed Menig as a player.
Frank de Boer confused reporters when he started speaking about Queensy Menig ahead of the Euros, despite not picking the FC Twente man for his squad
De Boer had said Twente’s Menig would be a possible fit to play right wing in the tournament
A tense silence followed during the press conference, as De Boer moved onto the next question and left reporters looking perplexed.
De Boer had been asked why he had not chosen an out and out right winger, and the likelihood is that he meant to say Quincy Promes in his response, not Queensy Menig.
Once the footage of his answer made its way to social media, fans were quick to react and offer damning verdicts.
One Holland supporter on Twitter simply wrote: ‘He’s not fit for the role.’
Another added: ‘a dismal coaching record after Ajax, poor communication skills, and very little self-reflection makes him the least likely to succeed Oranje manager ever. But stranger things have happened.’
Holland head into the tournament in an uncertain patch of form, and did not fill their supporters with confidence on Wednesday after a draw with Scotland.
An 89th minute Memphis Depay equaliser was needed to salvage a point inside the Estadio Algarve, after Jack Hendry and Kevin Nisbet had put the visitors ahead.
Holland will head to the Euros without star defender Virgil van Dijk, who recently confirmed he would not be risking himself following a season on the sidelines with ruptured knee ligaments.
The captain has been working hard all season behind the scenes at Liverpool to get back up to fitness, and has been training on grass with the football since the start of the year.
De Boer was waiting to learn whether his star defender would pull through in time for the tournament, though Van Dijk opted to heed the advice of Liverpool’s medical staff and spend the remainder of the summer recuperating.
Holland struggled on Wednesday and needed a last-gasp goal to draw 2-2 with Scotland
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