Just Call – Ex-Dutch star blows up Oranje coach for leaving Aston Villa Man
Former Netherlands international Theo Janssen has criticized Frank de Boer for failing to explain his decision to remove Aston Villa star Anwar El Ghazi from his European Championship squad personally to the player.
The 26-year-old winger has had a solid season for Aston Villa and has scored ten goals in 28 appearances for the club in the Premier League.
He hasn’t played for the Netherlands since 2015, but it has been suggested that he could be included in the squad for the European Championship after his performances at Aston Villa.
But his name was missing when De Boer announced the squad and El Ghazi revealed he hadn’t heard from the Netherlands coach.
Janssen criticized De Boer for his lack of personal touch and insisted that the players deserve to know what they have failed to do because they are working extremely hard to achieve their goals.
He stressed that it wouldn’t have taken a long time for the Netherlands boss to talk to El Ghazi and tell him what he needs to do to get back into the national team.
Janssen said on RTL7: “[It is] weird.
“It’s very impersonal, you just have to call. This is something very important.
“The player lives for it and hopes to get in, but suddenly receives a notification that he is not selected.
“Such a conversation doesn’t take long, does it?” Call him and explain your decision, he needs it.
“At least give him the opportunity to ask for something.”
Dean Smith will likely be happy to have a fit and more determined El Ghazi for the preseason with the Aston Villa squad this summer.