Botman has settled nicely at Newcastle this season and has been a big part of the club being third in the Premier League going into the World Cup break.


He has been a regular for the Netherlands Under-21s, but is yet to make his debut for the national team.



There were suggestions that he could be part of their World Cup squad due to his impressive Premier League form, but ultimately his name was missing from the 26-man contingent.


Botman admitted that he did not expect to be in the squad as he had not received many opportunities under the current Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal.



Ronald Koeman will take charge of the team after the World Cup and the defender is hopeful that more opportunities will come his way under the next regime.


He told Dutch magazine Voetbal International: “I had not counted on it happening because I have not been called up before under this national coach and I am yet to make my debut for the Dutch national team.



“Only because things went so well at Newcastle in recent weeks, of course, I hoped for it.


“Hopefully, there will be new opportunities under the new national coach.”


Botman will hope to catch the eye of Koeman with stellar performances for Newcastle in the latter half of the season.