Liverpool star criticised
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Holland coach Marco van Basten has hit out at Jan Kromkamp's 'career choices'.
Holland coach Marco van Basten has hit out at Jan Kromkamp for moving to Liverpool.
The former Milan striker is convinced that the defender has made some bad career choices since breaking into the Dutch national team.
The 25-year-old quit Villarreal for Anfield, in a swap deal that took Josemi to Spain, after enduring a difficult time in La Liga.
Kromkamp played in midfield during the win over Manchester City on Sunday but is struggling to nail down a regular place in the European champions' line-up.
"It is annoying that Kromkamp, who is a good player, made the wrong choices for his career," van Basten told ANP.
"It is sad when someone throws away his own chances and also doesn't help us.
"It seems to us that Jan is more busy with peripheral events.
"Jan has to make choices. I have no influence on that but, if he wanted my advice, that was possible."
Van Basten has overlooked the wing back for the friendly with Ecuador and it is believed he is upset with the player for leaving AZ Alkmaar in the first place, for Villarreal last year.