PSV striker Malen set for Netherlands debut

Published 31.08.2019 00:25

PSV Eindhoven striker Donyell Malen was named in the Netherlands squad for the first time as coach Ronald Koeman on Friday called up 24 players for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Germany and Estonia. Malen netted twice on Thursday as PSV advanced to the group stage of the Europa League with a 4-0 away win over Apollon Limassol in Cyprus. Koeman last week said he hoped the 20-year-old would improve the Dutch attack and that he deserved a place in the squad after showing good form. There is also a return for Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Joel Veltman, who won the last of his 19 caps in November 2017. The Netherlands take on arch rivals Germany in Hamburg on Sept. 6 in Group C and then travel to Tallinn to face Estonia three days later.

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