Club icon Youri Mulder dared to his compatriot Thomas Ouwejan from FC Schalke 04 a career in the Dutch football national team under coach Icon Louis Van Gaal.
“Thomas Ouwejan plays a great season and would fit well with Van Gaals system. But I think it’s a bit too late for the World Cup. It will also be a bit harder for him because he plays in the 2nd Bundesliga From the quality, he could easily play in the national team, “said Mulder in a” WAZ “interview.
Ouwejan has been on Schalke since last summer and is still borrowed until the end of AZ Alkmaar. The royal blue should have a purchase option of two million euros for the 25-year-old wing player, which is mandatory in the ascent.
Bayer Leverkusen as well as Borussia Mönchengladbach, however, should now be outstretched the sensors to Ouwejan.
For Mulder, who won the UEFA Cup in 1997 with Schalke, Ouwejan’s good performance on Schalke are no surprise. “One could say that the mentality is similar to the Netherlands in the Ruhr area. Dutch are well adapted. In Norwegians or Danes, that’s the same,” said the 53-year-old.
“There are incredibly good players in Germany”
Before the prestigdue on Tuesday against the Elftal, Mulder praised the German national team: “There are incredibly good players in Germany, of course, we know Kai Havertz and Thomas Müller, but there are other guys who are currently a little less known and not so good to assess are. Germany is a football giant. “
Nevertheless, the Dutch team will not be afraid, says Mulder. “Hopefully both teams run up with the strongest team. Netherlands against Germany do you have to tackle.”
Under Van Gaal Oranje last “aggressive, dynamic, prickling and exciting” acted, praised Mulder. “It was good and modern football,” the former Schalke professional stated, but also mentioned the defensive weaknesses of his compatriots at the 2: 4 success against Denmark.