Tiendalli close to Dutch call

Swansea defender Dwight Tiendalli has revealed that he close to being called up to the Holland squad.

Last Updated: 23/03/13 at 22:23 Post Comment

Dwight Tiendalli: Close to Dutch call-up

Dwight Tiendalli: Close to Dutch call-up

The 27-year-old, who has never played for the Oranje, joined the Swans in the summer after leaving FC Twente.

Tiendalli was brought in after the injury to Neil Taylor ruled him out for the season.

He has competed with Ben Davies for the left-back spot after not featuring much early on in the campaign.

"I spoke to the assistant trainer when he was over here and I was so close to the national team," Tiendalli told the South Wales Evening Post.

"But at that time I didn't play so much (for Swansea), so then it was not going to happen."

However, since the turn of the year Tiendalli has been playing on a regular basis and is now attracting the attention of the Dutch management.

"He (Blind) said to me that they were looking at me and they were satisfied with what they were seeing at that time," Tiendalli said.

"But when they came over it was unlucky for me that I didn't play.

"I have never been in the senior Netherlands squad, and it would be a huge thing for me. We will see if the chance will come in the future. I know what I can do so we will see."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Officials arrested in Switzerland ahead of FIFA meeting

Six football officials, reportedly from FIFA, have been arrested in Switzerland on corruption charges, Swiss authorities have confirmed.

Eden Hazard is open to another 10 years at Chelsea

Eden Hazard wants to stay at Chelsea for years and join football's elite by leading the club to Champions League glory.

Rafael Benitez '99 per cent' certain to be next Real Madrid boss

Rafael Benitez is '99 per cent' certain to be Real Madrid boss, says Carlo Ancelotti's representative Ernesto Bronzetti.

Mail Box

Who Is The Most Complete Striker Ever..?

...the answer is the original Ronaldo, Gerd Muller, Cristiano or Alan Shearer, depending on who you talk to. We also have one signing per Premier League (and promoted team)...

Reviewing Every PL Side's Season...

Time to half-heartedly agree or furiously reject some ratings. The mails also discuss the most complete striker ever in football, as well as Rodgers, Falcao and Bill O'Herilhy.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company