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The 22-year-old talent is in a luxurious position. She can represent no less than three top countries. In addition to the Netherlands, these are the United States and Spain. Egurrola was born in America, but moved to Southern Europe when she was seven. Her mother is Dutch and her full name is Damaris Berta Egurrola Wienke.

Egurrola can already call itself international. Three years ago she wore the shirt of Spain once. Because it was an exhibition game, she can still ‘transfer’.

The British Parsons sincerely hopes that Egurrola will eventually choose the Netherlands. “She is a fanatic player and would be a great additional option. Not only because of her profile as a football player, but also as a person,” said the choice lord of Orange, who until recently combined his role as national coach with a job as a club trainer at Portland Thorns in America, opposite the NOS.

Damaris Egurrola plays football at Lyon with Daniélle van de Donk.

Damaris Egurrola plays football at Lyon with Daniélle van de Donk.

Danielle van de Donk

The technical staff has already had conversations with Egurrola and seen her at work in Lyon, where she plays together with Daniëlle van de Donk. The Brabant girl is committed to convincing her teammate to travel with her in the direction of Zeist next time.

“I’m doing everything I can to get her here. Damaris is a good footballer, she plays for Lyon for a reason. In addition, she is a very nice girl. She would fit in well. She sometimes asks me how it is at Oranje. If I can do something, I’m happy to do it. We have a lot of good players, but there is always room for more strong players.”

National coach Mark Parsons during a training session of the Orange Lionesses, who will visit the Czech Republic on Friday.

National coach Mark Parsons during a training session of the Orange Lionesses, who will visit the Czech Republic on Friday.

No white smoke yet

Parsons emphasizes that there is no white smoke yet. “There is nothing to report at the moment. It is in any case up to Damaris himself to announce a possible decision. In any case, we will welcome her with open arms if she chooses the Netherlands.”

Egurrola could not have played this international period anyway. During the Champions League match with Bayern Munich (0-1 win), she suffered an ankle injury last week that will probably keep her sidelined for weeks.

Damaris Egurrola is currently struggling with an ankle injury.

Damaris Egurrola is currently struggling with an ankle injury.

Injuries

Parsons does not have Lieke Martens, Jackie Groenen, Aniek Nouwen and Sisca Folkertsma available for this international match, in which duels with the Czech Republic (Friday, World Cup qualification) and Japan (Tuesday, exhibition game) are scheduled. They are all injured. The latter in particular has been disabled for a long time. The right back has suffered a serious knee injury at her club Girondins de Bordeaux for the second time in her career and has to rehabilitate for a long time.

“It will be a challenge,” Parsons said Monday after the first practice, referring to replacing the foursome. “We are sacrificing quality and quantity. In that respect it is a double whammy.”

Orange Lionesses hope for special reinforcement | Football
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