Luuk de Jong delighted at brother's Netherlands call-up

The Twente star says that he is happy that brother Siem's efforts at club level have been rewarded with a call to the Oranje set-up alongside him at Euro 2012
By Yanick Vos

Twente star Luuk de Jong has spoken of his pride after seeing his brother Siem receive a call-up to Bert van Marwijk's Netherlands squad for Euro 2012.

Of the two brothers, only Luuk is a regular at international level, but after a terrific campaign for the Amsterdam ArenA club, Siem has been called upon for the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.

As well as speaking of his joy at his brother's efforts being recognised, Luuk has warned the Ajax star that competition is fierce in the Oranje set-up.

"It's very good for Siem," de Jong exclusively told "It's very well deserved. In his position, the competition is enormous. But who knows who the coach will take?

"He's a different type of player to the other one in his position. In any case I like it. I would like to play alongside him for the national team."

Twente stumbled to a 1-1 draw in a Europa League play-off match against RKC on Thursday night, and De Jong went on to say that he was disappointed with the performance his side put in.

"It was definitely not a good match. Not 'Twente-worthy'," he continued. "We were very sloppy. Maybe it was because of the wet pitch, because the ball goes all over the place.

"But it was mainly down to us. Maybe it has something to do with fatigue. It's been a very long season, and we can't play the same way we did at the beginning of the season.

"But for the [second leg] on Sunday, I expect no problems. If we pick up our performance RKC will be no problem for us."

The Dutch kick off their Euro 2012 campaign on June 9 against Denmark, before facing Germany on June 13 and Portugal on June 17.