Micky van de Ven is not included in the Holland national team’s squad due to injury at Tottenham
Ronald Koeman, the manager of the Netherlands, did not include Micky van de Ven in his squad. Greece and Ireland still have a chance to advance to the finals in Germany next month, but the Dutch are fighting for a spot in Group B at Euro 2024.
After an incredible start to the season for Tottenham under Ange Postecoglou, the 22-year-old made his debut for his country last month. However, his season has been postponed this week due to a serious injury sustained against Chelsea.Van van Ven hurt his hamstring and had to leave the game before halftime in Monday’s 4-1 loss to the Blues.
He had to be helped off the field by physiotherapists after pulling up suddenly while sprinting toward his goal while rushing back to stop a counterattack by Mauricio Pochettino’s team.It is a devastating blow for the club and the nation at this crucial point in the season, as it was a major component of Postecoglou’s plans thus far this term.
“After the game on Monday, the Spurs manager stated, ‘It’s too early but looking at Micky you’re thinking it’s a pretty significant one so you’d assume he’ll be out for a little while.” Since then, there has been some good news: according to football.london, he won’t require surgery.
After missing 12 games and three months with Wolfsburg in 2022, he has experienced hamstring problems twice in the last two years.In addition, Postecoglou has to counterbalance Van de Ven’s problems with Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie’s suspensions, while James Maddison will also miss time due to injury.
Now, while not shocking, Van van Ven has not been included in the team for his nation’s pivotal matches that take place next week. Holland knows that it is up to them what happens when they play Gibraltar and Ireland, the two weakest teams in the group.
Van de Ven may still be aiming for a spot in the Germany 2024 squad even though he won’t be able to assist his nation. He hasn’t started a game for The Oranje yet, but if he continues in a way that justifies a first call-up, there’s a good chance that will change soon.