Nathan Ake has described his harm as ‘irritating’ after the Manchester Metropolis defender lasted simply six minutes of the Netherlands’ pleasant towards Spain on Wednesday.
Ake, beginning within the left centre-back position for Holland, picked up an early hamstring harm and had to get replaced within the opening phases, giving Metropolis one other harm concern.
Now, Ake has pledged to be again in motion quickly, taking to social media after the sport to say: “Irritating evening! Hope to be again quickly!”
Netherlands boss Frank De Boer has confirmed Ake will return to Metropolis, the place the extent of his harm shall be assessed, that means he’ll take no half of their upcoming video games towards Bosnia and Herzegovina and Poland.
Ake had performed some half within the Netherlands’ final eight fixtures, together with all of De Boer’s video games since he changed Ronald Koeman. The brand new Metropolis signing had regarded set to be given the chance to stake his declare for a spot within the absence of Virgil Van Dijk, however after being dominated out of the following two video games, De Boer hit out on the scheduling of the pleasant with Spain in such a congested calendar.
“Nathan goes again to Manchester,” De Boer stated, earlier than later calling up Lille’s Sven Botman as a alternative.
Criticising the choice to suit one other fixture into the October and November worldwide breaks, De Boer used Ake’s harm for example to indicate why the Spain pleasant was pointless, including: “I do not assume this sport wanted to be performed.
“Cash is essential however we additionally must take care of our gamers.
“All events want to take a seat down and discuss as a result of the well being of our gamers is necessary. All of us agree about that, and choices have to be made.”
Elsewhere, Eric Garcia and Rodri performed the complete match for Spain, with Ferran Torres a second half substitute. Ilkay Gundogan captained Germany for the primary half of their win over the Czech Republic, whereas Aleks Zinchenko began in midfield for Ukraine towards Poland.
Bernardo Silva got here off the bench in Portugal’s large win over Andorra, with Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo unused substitutes.