John Heitinga has admitted his frustrations in being left out of the Everton team and feels underprepared for international duty with Holland.
Heitinga was voted the Toffees’ player of the season last year, but has not started any of the matches so far and made just two substitute appearances against Manchester United and Aston Villa.
He is currently with the Dutch squad as they prepare to face Turkey in their opening World Cup qualifier.
He said: “I’ve felt better reporting for international duty. The Everton boss’ decisions feels bad.”
The 28-year-old was reportedly close to leaving Goodison Park in the summer after Fenerbahce made £5million bid for the player, but has stayed at the club to fight for his place.
Manager, David Moyes has preferred the central defensive pairing of Sylvain Distin and Phil Jagielka so far this campaign.
“It’s a bullet I must bite every year. I was also left out for most of our early games in the two previous seasons”, Heitinga added.