Southampton star considering his options
The 25-year-old, who signed from De Graafschap in Holland in 2011, believes that he did enough to deserve a place in the squad and claims that he was “disappointed” to be overlooked:
“I was extremely pleased that I could make my debut, but I wasn’t unhappy with my performance so I was very disappointed I was not there on Wednesday against Fulham. I have received good feedback as well, which is strange.” He told Belgian magazine Sporza.
“I believe that I am still on a good path and I have proven that I can deliver something others don’t have.
“I was surprised with my non-selection and will ask for an explanation from the coach.”
It is believed that a number of clubs from Holland, Belgium and the Championship are interested in De Ridder, who hinted that he would be willing to move on unless he is given first-team football:
“Of course I am thinking about my future. I am really aware that at a certain point I really have to start playing.
“There is interest from The Netherlands, Belgium and top sides from the Championship in England.”