Wesley Sneijder takes on responsibility of supporting young Netherlands players

Wesley Sneijder takes on responsibility of supporting young Netherlands players [divider]

Galatasaray playmaker Wesley Sneijder underlined that he will take on the responsibility of supporting the younger members of the Netherlands national team with Robin van Persie and Arjen Robbin being ruled out with injury.

“I don’t feel any extra pressure because of their absence, but there is some added responsibility. It will now be up to Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Nigel de Jong and myself to support the younger players,” Sneijder told Der Telegraaf.


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The Netherlands will take on Turkey in the 2016 European Championship group stages on March 28.

The Dutch will be without a number of their experienced players including Robin, Van Persie and Ron Vlaar.

The full Netherlands squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Tim Krul (Newcastle), Kenneth Vermeer (Feyenoord)

Defenders: Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle), Gregory van der Wiel (PSG), Jetro Willems (PSV), Daley Blind (Manchester United), Bruno Martins Indi (Porto), Jeffrey Bruma (PSV), Stefan de Vrij (Lazio), Joel Veltman (Ajax)

Midfielders: Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Jonathan de Guzman (Napoli), Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Ibrahim Afellay (Olympiakos)

Attackers: Bas Dost (Wolfburg), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Luciano Narsingh (PSV), Klaas jan Huntelaar (Schalke), Memphis Depay (PSV)