Emanuelson: Missing out on Euro 2012 a huge blow

The versatile midfielder admitted he does not know why Bert van Marwijk decided to drop him from the provisional squad for this summer's tournament in Poland-Ukraine
AC Milan midfielder Urby Emanuelson has expressed his disappointment with his exclusion from Netherlands' provisional squad for Euro 2012.

The former Ajax star made the original 36-man roster, but was one of nine players who were dropped on Tuesday, much to the shock of the 25-year-old.

"I haven't been informed of the reason yet. I really don't know what to say now, except that I'm very disappointed," Emanuelson said to NUsport.

"As far as I know, I was supposed to make an appearance on Thursday, but all of a sudden I found out on Tuesday that I'm no longer part of the squad.

"I thought that I was heading in the right direction and was really looking forward to the finals. It would have been my first big tournament. Missing out is a huge blow."

Emanuelson has made 15 appearances for Netherlands so far. He last featured for Oranje in the 3-2 friendly win over England in February.