Netherlands: bad news for Blind, very uncertain for the Euro

Already very worried for Virgil van Dijk, the Dutch selection could be deprived of Daley Blind at the Euro. The Ajax player injured his left ankle and his club season is already over.

The Dutch selection trembles for one of its pillars. Released through injury against Gibraltar (7-0) on Tuesday, Daley Blind took exams and is very uncertain for the Euro this summer (June 11-July 11). “There is no knee injury luckily but the ligament in my left ankle is torn. I guess my season with Ajax is over. If all goes well during the rehabilitation I hope I will. will be able to play the Euro “, he announced in a statement released by his club on Thursday.

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Badly fallen after a duel, Blind had tried to regain his place on the field. But the pain was too much and he had to be evacuated on a stretcher at the start of the second half. With 77 selections on the clock, the former Manchester United player is part of the Dutch executives, just like Georginio Wijnaldum, Memphis Depay or Virgil Van Dijk, who also fears missing the Euro on injury. Able to evolve in defense or in midfield, Blind notably played in the 2014 World Cup.

His prolonged absence is a blow to Ajax, who are heading for the title in their championship but which will have a lot to do in the Europa League with a highly anticipated quarter-final against AS Roma (April 8 and 15 on RMC Sport) . “Of course I am terribly disappointed, Blind admitted. You play football to win trophies and those trophies will be won in the months to come. Of course I wanted to be there. It has been a wonderful season with Ajax so far. ‘now. It ends very abruptly for me now. “

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