The Stengs have often been a part of the Dutch national team’s pick for the past two years. The winger has now played seven international matches, two of which are as a primary player. The Arizona player was unable to persuade his father-in-law, Frank de Boer, the “big” orange national coach, enough to secure a place in this season’s European Championship selection.
The youngsters played the group stage of the European Championship in Hungary at the end of March. National coach Erwin van de Loye’s team finished top of the group with Germany, Romania and Hungary. The French youth team awaits in Budapest on May 31 in the quarter-finals. With victory, the Dutch talent will play three days later in the semi-final in Sekesfervar against the Danish-Germany winner. The final of the European Under-21 Championship will take place on Sunday 6 June in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana.
Van de Looi is allowed 23 players. Who will be announced next Friday.
Pre-selection: Brian Broby, Devin Wrench, Kjell Sherpen, Juergen Eckelenkamp, Bear Shores (all Ajax), Calvin Stings, Danny De Witt, Myron Boadu (Arizona), Justin Bigelow, Lucharel Gertrueda, Terrell Malaccia (Feyenoord) Jordan Tees, Mohamed Itarin (BSV), Noa Lange, Vith Chung (Club Brugge), Martin Paes, Thijmn Nijuis (FC Utrecht), Diovisio Zivwick, Javiero Delroson (Herta Berlin), Azure Matusiwa (FC Groningen), Verdi Kadioglu (F C. Groningen)), Mats Knwister (Heracles Almelo), Sven Putman (Lille), Mitchell Packer (Paris Saint-Germain), Justin Kluivert (Leipzig), Jean Hoekstra (Roda JC), Sherrill Floranos (Heerenveen), Cage Sirhuis (Stade De) Reims), Abdo Haroi (Sparta Rotterdam), Danilo Duis (Vitis) and Ludovit Reyes (VFL Osnabrück).