Celtic's Virgil Van Dijk unfazed by Dutch call-up prospects
Virgil van Dijk has vowed not to wilt under the pressure of a possible international call-up as Celtic host Ajax in Champions League Group H.
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal is reportedly preparing a trip to Glasgow to watch the Celtic defender.
"If he is coming then it will be great, of course, but I still want to play a good game just for myself and we will see what happens," said Van Dijk.
"I just want to play my own game and not put any more pressure on myself."
Virgil van Dijk Celtic defender
“I have never been invited for the first team of Holland, so I have never had to think about it”
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has suggested that Van Dijk's performances since his summer transfer from Groningen merited a call to his country's squad ahead of next year's World Cup finals.
"It is definitely a dream to play for the national team," said the 22-year-old, who has played for Netherlands Under-21s.
"There are a lot of good players, but I have never been invited for the first team of Holland, so I have never had to think about it."
Van Dijk enjoyed Saturday's 1-1 draw with Hibernian even though it left manager Neil Lennon angry at the home side's tactics.
The Northern Irishman described some of the Edinburgh side's tackling as "shocking" and "reckless" , but Van Dijk said: "No, I didn't think it was too physical.
"Some of the challenges definitely were tough, but we played a very good game.
"We created a lot of chances and we should have scored two or three, but we didn't lose, so that was good."