The Juventus defender from Turin Matthijs de Ligt it is doubt for the Netherlands' debut against Ukraine at the Eurocup due to a groin injury and said Thursday that he will do “everything possible” to recover in time.

“Playing Sunday's game against Ukraine is definitely my goal, whether it is feasible remains to be seen“the central star of the Netherlands commented at a press conference.

“It's a matter of wait a few days and see how I recover, but I hope to be able to do all the training with the group in the next few days, “he added.

De Ligt experienced the first inconvenience last Saturday and since then he has been working on an individual program to recover. He worked out with the rest of his teammates in training today, but did not participate in the test match that was played at the end.

The central had words of praise for Jurriën
Timber, the Ajax defender who played in his place in last week's friendly at home, against Georgia (3-0).

“It is calm with the ball, he looks for the right solution and stands firm on defense. I think he did very well, “said De Ligt.

The coach Frank de Boer will not be able to count on the Liverpool central defender in the Eurocup Virgil
Dijk, who self-ruled out for the tournament due to a torn ligament suffered in October last year.

The Netherlands kicks off the championship on June 13 against Ukraine in a match corresponding to group C, which also includes Austria and North Macedonia.