Virgil van Dijk could be Thursday once again as a prize to his already impressive list of achievements to add. The defender of Liverpool, has, along with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be nominated for the title of European Footballer of the Year. The old defenders Arthur Numan and to Visit Israel is to shed light on the captain of the Netherlands national football team.
Or is he trying to say with Liverpool in the Champions League, with the Dutch team in the final of the Nations League, or both, of the spelersvakbond (PFA) as the competitieorganisatie itself as the player of the year in the Premier League: Van Dijk will remain at all time low.
“I see that there are still a lot of good, which is perhaps a better central defenders in Europe, you know. But I can’t deny the fact that things are going well, and I’m in my best shape ever to get traffic. I am well aware of how it works in football. Now, everyone is positive about me, but tomorrow is different,” he said last month at the Pro Shots in the Magazine.
Of the Dike Thursday, only the fourth defender to be fed with a international individual award. Franz Beckenbauer (1976) And Matthias Sammer (1996) and Fabio Cannavaro (2006) ever received in the past, the Golden Ball, which is slightly higher reputation than the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award.
“I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Van Dijk is preferred over Messi and Ronaldo,” says Numan, who, for, among others, PSV eindhoven and Glasgow Rangers to play with. “But you can’t compare the two. They will have to decide the matches with their goals and actions. Van Dijk has a very different job. He is a man, others will manage it as a real leader.”
“That Van Dijk is only the fourth defender to be, says a lot about how important it is that Van Dijk has been nominated,” said Israel, who is with the Team in 1970 and the european cup I, and in 1974 won the UEFA Cup. “But if I had to choose, I would have for the club’s chosen. If you look at how the FC Barcelona and plays as if he is not there… That’s a difference of night and day.”
Virgil van Dijk, with the trophy of the uefa Champions League. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
“It’s so easy for him that you think you can be someone else’
In the meantime, the 28-year-old Van Dyke has made a remarkable career. He attended the academy of Willem II and made his debut in professional football for FC Groningen in the netherlands. There, he showed all of his potential, but it’s Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord could be the bet is not to take it, and let him walk away.
Van Dijk then chose an international experience in Spain, and then via Southampton ended up at the club last January for a then record sum for a defender, paid 75 million pounds, the euro 85 million).
“I can still remember that I did a few years ago, a Scottish newspaper reported that Van Dyke, and the steps needed to make it to the Premier League,” says Numan. “Fans of the Half fell and then I go: what inspired me to try to get one of the Rangers weaker and weaker to do with it? But he was not ready. Compared with all respect, Falkirk, and St. Mirren he had a lot to learn.”
“It’s pretty confusing,” said Israel. “It was all so easy, that you are someone else. But, of course, that is not the case. He is just great, have been developed. He has been quite complete. He has a good pass, is good at communicating and have very few violations are necessary in order for the opponent to stop you.”
“Van Dyke is one of the best defenders in the world, if not the best”, says Numan. He was there from the very first day in the City. That transfer fee was still away quite a bit of pressure on his shoulders. People underestimate that sometimes. He was concerned with, however, is never to be, and was a rock at the water’s edge.”
Virgil van Dijk welcomes the following goals for the Dutch national team. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
‘Never-before-similar to a central defender is seen
Van Dijk compares himself, not with others. He was a child and adore Ronaldinho, he became, as he grew older, it was inspired by the ” Vincent Kompany, David Luiz and Thiago Silva. He looked at himself as a player of Both at the players and saw them as an example for themselves.
“It is very difficult for Van Dyke to be with someone is to compare it to, but if you look at his physical and speed, and you’ll be off to Jaap Stam” says Numan. “That was you all over the field against us. He is just the same as a Van Dyke, now at Liverpool, to be a hero to life at Manchester United.”
“I’ve never seen before is a similar to a central defender as a Van Dyke is seen,” says Israel. “He’s got his own style. No one had imagined that this career would be to have it. Elected to the European Footballer of the Year, it would be a nice crowning glory to it.”
And the award for the European Footballer of the Year on Thursday night, prior to the draw for the group stage of the uefa Champions League will take place. The post goes on since the 2010/2011 season, UEFA’s Player of the Year Award. This was the name of the award and the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award.
Luka Modric was last year named as the European Footballer of the Year. Lionel Messi has won the award in the season of 2008/2009, 2010/2011 and 2014/2015, and He was, according to the post, in the season of 2007/2008, 2013/2014, 2015/2016, and 2016/2017 with the best of them.