Holland call-up delights Fer

Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer has expressed his delight at being called up to the Holland squad for their final World Cup qualifiers.

Last Updated: 08/10/13 at 14:14 Post Comment

Leroy Fer: Hoping to impress with Holland

Leroy Fer: Hoping to impress with Holland

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Fer has been drafted in after fellow midfielders Jonathan de Guzman and Stijn Schaars were ruled out through injury.

De Guzman has a groin problem which kept him out of Swansea's game at Southampton on Sunday, while PSV Eindhoven's Schaars misses out with a knee injury.

That has led to Louis van Gaal calling on 23-year-old Fer, whose last appearance for Holland came just over a year ago when he was a substitute in the 2-0 win over Turkey.

Fer told Dutch paper Algemeen Dagblad: "It's really fantastic that I am here again.

"The first months at Norwich City gave me a good feeling, and the experience here in England is fantastic. Fortunately I could adapt quickly. I now also want to show that I have developed myself with Holland."

Holland, who have already qualified for the 2014 World Cup, face Hungary in Amsterdam on Friday before completing their campaign with a trip to Turkey on Tuesday.

Fer added: "It's far too early to talk about the World Cup. But playing in Brazil against the best players of the world is a once-in-a-lifetime chance.

"I will do everything to be part of that, but I can only do it in one way: give everything at Norwich and take all chances I get at Oranje with both hands."

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