Photos: Daley Blind training with Netherlands ahead of Belarus clash

by Leo Nieboer

Daley Blind was pictured in good spirits during the Netherlands’ final training session before their World Cup qualifier with Belarus on Friday night.

Blind, who made his debut for the national side back in February 2013, is in line to make his 39th international appearance against Belarus.

The Dutchman is likely to feature in the left-back role under Danny Blind – a position he quickly mastered against Leicester City in Luke Shaw‘s absence.

Ahead of the game with Alyaksandr Khatskevich’s side, Blind took to social media to express his excitement, tweeting some photos of the latest training session.

In what has been a chaotic couple of years at Old Trafford, replete with new faces, transfer controversy, dizzy highs and gloomy lows, Blind has been a rare constant.

Regardless of circumstances, the 26-year-old is seemingly always there, playing in his uniquely calm, assured style, thwarting danger in a wonderfully effortless way. He is a perennially untroubled figure – the type of guy who could give you a textbook haircut during an earthquake.

Such a style stems from his upbringing at Ajax, where, in true Total Football fashion, one would be given the task of playing in every position, optimising versatility and knowledge of the game. It is a rare trait, and one that serves Blind extremely well.

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