Virgil van Dijk, captain of the Netherlands and Liverpool’s third captain, admitted that the season has not started well for the ‘red’ team, but he hopes that he has started his improvement, also from his convincing performance in the win. in his selection on Thursday at home in Poland (0-2).
“I’m not naive about it, I know when I make a mistake and it weighs more on me being an important player for the club, I feel a big responsibility,” said Van Dijk, a pillar for Jürgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool , and for Louis van Gaal, Netherlands coach The Dutch not only need to lose in Amsterdam by three or more goals on the last day, this Sunday against Belgium, to reach the Final Four of the Nations League-
“I knew that I could do better at the beginning of the season,” continued Van Dijk, who knows that, because of his leadership, if he fails, he will be more noticeable, both in Liverpool and in the national team. But the 31-year-old defender is pleased with how well he has dealt with those problems. “Mentally it is a challenge. You feel a lot of pressure in your head and many people forget it. And you receive criticism. You have to live with it,” he explained.
Van Dijk revealed that at Liverpool “we talked (about the problems at the beginning of the season) and we hope it will not happen again, and the important thing is that we are all heading in the same direction and this is the basis for success.”
Source: La Verdad