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Sven Botman has pulled out of Holland's U21 squad to reportedly focus on reclaiming a starting spot at Newcastle.
Erwin van de Looi's squad face friendly matches against Belgium and Romania this week, with Botman initially being called up after being overlooked for the senior side by Louis van Gaal.
But the 22-year-old centre-back withdrew from the U21 squad on Tuesday morning, with the Newcastle Echo claiming he informed the Dutch FA of his decision because he wants to 'exclusively' focus on his club.
Sven Botman has pulled out