AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch-based Ajax Amsterdam, Sergino Dest, chose to play for the United States against the Netherlands in a blow to coach Ronald Koeman, who was hoping to persuade him to choose another way.
Soccer football – Champions League – Group H – Ajax Amsterdam v Chelsea – Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands – October 23, 2019 Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea in the match against Sergino Dest REUTERS / Piroschka Van De Wouw of Ajax
It's not an easy option and I've thought about it long and hard, but I feel it's the right choice, the 18-year-old told Ajax TV on Monday.
The teenager was born in Almere, has an American father and played two international friendly matches for the United States but attended CONCACAF National League matches against Cuba and Canada earlier this month to spend time. for your decision.
If he plays in those competitive encounters, his international future will be committed.
Koeman has said that he foresaw a future for Dest like returning immediately to the Dutch.
I spoke to him and outlined a path for him and his future with the Dutch national side, he told a press conference earlier this month.
But on Monday, he said: Sang Sergino called me this morning and explained why he decided to play for Americans. It was a difficult choice for him but there was only one he could make and I respected his decision.
Dest was followed last week by US coach Gregg Berhalter when Ajax lost 1-0 to Chelsea in the Champions League.
Dest said …
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