Frenkie de Jong misses the Euro Cup


The Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong has not recovered in time from his ankle injury, which occurred in the final stretch of LaLiga EA Sports with FC Barcelona, ​​and will miss the German Euro 2024, the Dutch Federation confirmed this Monday soccer.

“Frenkie de Jong will not participate in EURO 2024. We are with you, Frenkie,” announced the Dutch soccer team on its official account on the X social network.

The 27-year-old Barça midfielder had returned to training these days, but this Monday he did not play a single minute in the friendly in which Ronald Koeman’s team beat Iceland (4-0). In addition, Atalanta midfielder Teun Koopmeiners was injured in the warm-up after suffering groin discomfort.

After confirmation of his absence from the appointment, the footballer himself wrote on his social networks. “I am sad and disappointed not to be able to make it to the European Championship. We have done everything we can in recent weeks, but unfortunately my ankle needs more time,” said De Jong.

“It is a dream and the greatest honor to represent your country in a final phase. Wearing the orange shirt, singing the ‘Wilhelmus’ – the Netherlands’ national anthem – and feeling the support of the entire country. But now I, like the entire orange legion, I will cheer on our team from the sidelines. Come on, guys!” he concluded.