Steven Bergwijn follows in Eric Dier’s footsteps by becoming the latest Tottenham star to miss out on a spot at Euro 2020 as he is left out of Frank de Boer’s final 26-man Holland squad… while Nathan Ake, Memphis Depay and Donny van de Beek are in
- Frank de Boer has named his final 26-man Holland squad for Euro 2020
- Tottenham midfielder Steven Bergwijn has not made the cut for the tournament
- He follows in Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Tanguy Ndombele’s footsteps as Spurs players not making it into their respective country’s squad
- Nathan Ake, Memphis Depay and Donny van de Beek have all made the squad
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.
Steven Bergwijn has become the latest Tottenham star to miss out on a place at Euro 2020 after he was omitted from Frank de Boer’s final 26-man Holland squad.
The Dutchman joins his midfield team-mates Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Tanguy Ndombele in missing the tournament, after the English pair were left out by Gareth Southgate and the latter by France boss Didier Deschamps.
It was also bad news for Aston Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi, who made the initial picks but is not being taken to the tournament with the Oranje.
Steven Bergwijn (right) is one of the major casualties of Holland’s 26-man Euro 2020 squad
Bergwijn has 12 caps for Holland and has been a regular recently but he won’t play this summer
The full Holland squad is stacked full of talent, including a number of English-based players
There is space for a number of English-based players, though, with Manchester City’s Nathan Ake, Tim Krul of Norwich, Brighton’s Joel Veltman, Crystal Palace’s Patrick van Aanholt, Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool and Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek all among the squad.
Fulham’s Kenny Tete has missed out after also being included in the initial party, while there was also no room for former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel.
De Boer has opted for a number of young players in his squad, with 22-year-old Cody Gakpo, 19-year-old Jurrien Timber and 21-year-old Owen Wijndal all in.
Frank de Boer has left out the likes of Bergwijn, Kenny Tete and Anwar El Ghazi from the squad
Dier is another Tottenham midfielder not going to the tournament after dropping out of favour
Donny van de Beek, who is with Manchester United for the Europa League final, made the cut
The Dutch national team has fallen down the pecking order in terms of the world’s best teams in recent years, currently sitting 16th in the FIFA rankings.
As recently as 2011 they were second in the world, having reached the final of the 2010 World Cup and finished third in 2014.
They did not even qualify for Euro 2016 and will be looking to make up for lost time this summer, with former Crystal Palace flop De Boer in charge.
Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong is in the team and he will play a major role at this summer’s Euros
Holland have fallen a long way since they reached the final of the 2010 World Cup vs Spain
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