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Netherlands’ Nathan Ake wary of ‘growing’ Scotland

Netherlands’ Nathan Ake wary of ‘growing’ Scotland

Nathan Ake says the Netherlands will face a Scotland team who are “growing every year” when the sides meet in their friendly in Amsterdam on Friday.

“They have a very strong team with a lot of Premier League players,” the Manchester City defender said. “I have played against many of their guys a lot.

“With John McGinn and Scott McTominay, they have really good players. Scotland is growing every year, so it’s going to be a difficult game.”

The Dutch have several players missing through injury and Ake was particularly disappointed with the news that Sven Botman has picked up an injury that will rule the uncapped Newcastle United centre-half out of the Euro 2024 finals.

“I sent him a message this morning,” he revealed. “It’s a shame for him. Hopefully, he has a good recovery.”