Louis van Gaal has reserved two places in his World Cup selection for players from the Jupiler Pro League: Vincent Janssen and Noa Lang. He went into more detail about the latter at his press conference. Van Gaal also had a word of thanks in store for Club coach Carl Hoefkens in his very own style.
“Noa has always delivered for the Dutch national team. He is a player who can break open a match. And he can do that in a very short time, he has proven that lately. Because he is more of a substitute these days and from that role he can make a difference. So I thank the coach of Bruges for giving me that confirmation.”