Mexico vs Suriname: the stars that El Tri could face, but preferred to play with the Netherlands

From left to right: Tyrell Malacia, Steven Bergwijn and Virgil van Dijk (Photo: special)

The star forward of Feyenoord in the Eredivisie, Santiago Gimenezpointed out this Wednesday that the selection of Surinam could have one of the best teams if they could count on the football players born in the country located in South America, but who preferred to represent Netherlands.

This was said by the son of “Chaco” Giménez at a press conference, prior to the first meeting of Mexico in the new edition of the Concacaf Nations League:

“I know a lot of Surinamese players, because it is also true that there are a lot of Surinamese people in the Netherlands, there are many at Feyenoord. They are players on another level. Suriname could be a power if many players from the Netherlands came to play here, although I don’t know them and I don’t know who is here, they can be a power because there are great players from this country in the Netherlands.”

Santiago Giménez, goalscorer for Feyenoord (Photo: Reuters)
Santiago Giménez, goalscorer for Feyenoord (Photo: Reuters)

Suriname, formerly was considered a Dutch colonyand, although it has achieved independence, it still has ties with the European country, which helps to have soccer players from the team that plays in Concacaf on the Old Continent.

Therefore, unlike Mexico, I would have more players in top clubs, even as figures. Among them are:

The captain of the Netherlands National Team and a benchmark for Liverpool He was born in Breda, but has Suriname nationality thanks to his mother. Virgil has established himself as one of the best central defenders in Europe and at 31 years old he already has a Champions League, a title of Premier League and in the 2018/19 season he was awarded the UEFA Player of the Year. So far, van Dijk has made more than 50 appearances with ‘A Clockwork Orange’

Wijnaldum He was trained in the Feyenoord youth academy and was a key player in the Liverpool of Jurgen Klopp who won the Premier and Champions League. In 2021, Georginio, who would have had an agreement to play with the Barcelonawent free to psgbut he did not have a leading role in the team and decided to leave Paris in 2022 to play with the Rome. Wijnaldum he has almost 100 caps for the Netherlands, but sadly he missed the Qatar World Cup for an injury.

Justin Kluivert, from Valencia, and Georginio Wijnaldum, from Roma (Photo: special)
Justin Kluivert, from Valencia, and Georginio Wijnaldum, from Roma (Photo: special)

Son of the Dutch legend Patrick Kluivert, Justin was trained in the youth academy ajax and after just one year with the Amsterdam first team, the attacker was bought by the Rome. Nevertheless, kluivert He was not consolidated with the La ‘Loba’ team and after being loaned out to various clubs in recent years, the attacker seems to be reaching his best version with Valencia this season.

The youth squad of feyenoord He made his debut in 2017 with the Rotterdam first team and his level led him to quickly earn a place in the star lineup. 22 years old, Malacia was bought by him Manchester Utd in the last Summer Market and became the first signing of Erik tenhag.

After positioning himself as one of the main figures of the PSV between 2015 and 2020, Tottenham bet on Steven and signed him for more than 30 million dollars. The winger originally from Amsterdam failed to adapt to the Premier League and in 2022 he returned to the Netherlands to play with the ajax. In the Qatar World Cup, Bergwijn He participated in four of the five games that the ‘Mechanical Orange’ played.

For the time being, in the call for Surinam there is the goalkeeper Joey Roggeveenwho plays in Ajax’s second team and has met Edson Álvarez and Jorge Sánchez in some training sessions, were also considered the defender Damil Dankerlui, from Groningen and also formed in the basic forces of the Amsterdam club. It is added delvechio blackson of Telstar, the also goalkeeper ishan kort of the Rotterdam Spartawhich is in the third division, and Florian Jozefzonwho plays for Waalwijk.

your star, Herald Becker He plays for Union Berlin in the Bundesliga, but was formed in the lower divisions of Ajax.

The Azteca squad will face Suriname this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. (Mexico time), at the Flora Stadium.

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