Bert Van Marwijk named his squad for Euro 2012 ahead of today’s game against Bulgaria, giving his players the chance to prove just why they have been picked in the final 23.
One player with more to prove than most is uncapped 21-year-old Heerenveen star Luciano Narsingh. The Amsterdam-born attacker has represented the Oranje at every youth level, but has yet to make his senior debut, although he did score with a delightful chip for the Dutch in an unofficial friendly against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
From that game against the German side the signs are that Narsingh is out to prove a point. As a result he is at evens to score against Bulgaria or 5/1 to go one better and score twice.
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Narsingh has yet to make his senior debut, although he did score with a delightful chip for the Dutch in an unofficial friendly against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
Also looking to make his mark will be Luuk de Jong, who only has eight caps and one goal for Holland. But he enjoyed a fine domestic season for FC Twente and will be looking to celebrate a spot in the squad with a goal at evens.
Away from those on the edge of the squad, there will also be plenty of big names to keep the Bulgarian defence busy at the Amsterdam ArenA. The free scoring Robin van Persie is 1/2 to get on the score sheet, while Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is only at slightly longer odds of 19/20. Arjen Robben can also be found at the same price and who would bet against the flying winger grabbing a goal to exercise some of the demons from that penalty miss in the Champions League final?
With all this talk of the Netherlands, perhaps we shouldn’t forget about the Bulgarians, who will want to cause an upset as they begin preparations for World Cup qualification. The shortest odds in the Bulgaria team are 9/5 on Ilian Stoyanov and 4/1 on former Man City striker Valeri Bojinov to breach the Dutch defence.
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