Aston Villa fans react as Anwar El Ghazi is dropped from the Netherlands' Euro 2020 squad
Aston Villa winger Anwar El Ghazi has been dropped from the Netherlands’ Euro 2020 squad.
De Telegraaf report that the 25-year-old attacker will not be part of Frank de Boer’s 26-man squad for the summer tournament. As well as El Ghazi, Tottenham’s Steven Bergwijn was also cut from the team.
El Ghazi has had a productive season with Villa this term. The winger bagged 11 goals in all competitions, including ten in the Premier League. The former Lille star also made 31 appearances for Dean Smith’s side.
The Ajax academy graduate looked certain to make De Boer’s final Netherlands squad for Euro 2020. However, the Villa star was dropped, along with seven other players.
El Ghazi has been impressive for Villa this season, and supporters on social media were gutted that the 26-year-old winger was dropped from the squad.
Here’s what some supporters had to say on Twitter about El Ghazi being left out of Holland’s Euro 2020 squad…
their loss, been excellent for us this season and is a man for the big occasion pic.twitter.com/2IV6mVUn4H— Gabe (@avfcgabe) May 26, 2021
Top player this season.. weird— james (@PubityJames) May 26, 2021
Shame he’s been brilliant for us this season— George (@George_Avfc_) May 26, 2021
Hard luck Anwar. I know some people get frustrated with him without the ball and his final ball; but we have never had a wide player who scored so heavy. Winning goals as well ! UTV— Fustercluck41 (@annushorriblis) May 26, 2021
What was the point of being in the squad for a week only to be cut?— James G (@griffjp7) May 26, 2021
Same as Konsa with England , very unfair to say the least 😒😞— Mark Paul (@MarkPau86473828) May 26, 2021
El Ghazi has not featured for the Dutch national team in over six years. His last appearance came in 2015 in a European qualifier against the Czech Republic.