By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Koeman explains Frimpong omission: "My right-back should be able to defend well"

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman has explained his decision to leave Bayer Leverkusen star Jeremie Frimpong out of his squad for the upcoming matches against France and Gibraltar.
Ronald Koeman has revealed that he decided to leave Bayer Leverkusen star Jeremie Frimpong out of his Netherlands squad because of "doubts" about the 22-year-old's ability to defend.

"No Frimpong? It is because of the system we play in," the Netherlands coach said at a press conference.

"He plays almost as a right winger. My right-back should be able to defend well in the first place and I have my doubts about that."

Most often deployed as a right wing-back, Frimpong has scored seven goals and provided nine assists in 35 appearances for Leverkusen in all competitions this season.

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