Although Quincy Promes does not have to count on an invitation to the Dutch national team for the time being, he has not given up hope of rejoining the Orange in the future.
The Spartak Moscow attacker would see that as a nice "extra bonus."
National coach Louis van Gaal said during a press conference last week that he would not call Promes as long as the player is involved in a criminal case.
The fifty-time international is suspected of involvement in a stabbing.
In an interview on the Spartak Moscow website, Promes does not discuss the reason for his absence, but has never considered thanking the Orange for a moment.
"If I'm in good shape and I get called up again, I'll go."
"It is always difficult to get back into the Dutch national team, because the coach has a large selection of players," says Promes.
"But it would be a nice extra bonus. Mr. van Gaal knows what I can do, although I am currently focused on Spartak Moscow."
The former player of Ajax and FC Twente, among others, was part of the European Championship selection last summer.
He did not score there, although he managed to find the net a total of seven times in the Orange shirt.
'Why didn't Til score at Spartak?'
From Russia, where Promes is having a strong season, he also follows the performance of his teammate Guus Til.
The midfielder is leased by the Russian club to Feyenoord, where he is currently top scorer in the Eredivisie.
"I'm happy for him, but why couldn't he score so much at Spartak?" Promes hands out a small sneer to Til, who was unhappy at Spartak.
"Either he couldn't acclimate here, or he couldn't use his strengths correctly."
The 29-year-old Promes himself excludes that he will ever wear the Feyenoord shirt in the future.
"No, I am not interested in that," says the attacker, who left Amsterdam in February for 8.5 million euros.
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