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Ibrahim Afellay has replied ex-Dutch national team colleague Ryan Babel after he hit out at him in his diss track. According to him, he was surprised that Babel called him out in his track titled ‘Open Letter’.

Afellay talked about Ryan Babel and his diss track in a chat with media outlet NOS. The ex-PSV Eindhoven and Barcelona star was honestly surprised by the development from Babel. In the track, Ryan Babel revealed that people told him that Afellay is broke as he stated that he doesn’t know him at Barcelona and that he was known from his time at PSV Eindhoven in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Ryan Babel and Ibrahim Afellay shared the dressing room with each other while on duty with the Netherlands senior national team. They played together 13 times in the colours of the Netherlands team as they were always vying for a place on the wings.

Babel is still an active footballer as he plays for Galatasaray in the Turkish Super League, while Afellay retired from football at the start of this year having played for PSV Eindhoven as his last club.

Apart from his time atPSV Eindhoven, Afellay also spent five years in Spain with Barcelona. He was part of the Barcelona squad for a period of five years between 2010 and 2015. Afellay is a former UEFA Champions League winner having been part of the Barcelona squad that won the competition at the end of the 2010/11 season. He also spent some time in the Premier League with Stoke City.

Ryan Babel released his Open Letter track ahead of an upcoming album via YouTube and it has more dislikes than likes. The track is divided into two just like what’s obtainable with in a football match. The first part reflected on Babel and his career, while the other part talked about 2021.