Van Dijk gave an interview this Wednesday (7) and spoke about the confrontation between the Netherlands and Argentina, on Friday (9)
In an interview this Wednesday (7), the defender Virgil van Dijkthe selection of Netherlandsspoke about the expectations for the game against Argentinanext Friday (9), on Wednesdays of world Cup🇧🇷
The defender of Liverpool didn’t mince words to praise Lionel Messithe main highlight of Albiceleste🇧🇷
“First of all Messi is one of the greatest players of all time. He has been doing amazing things for many years. Cristiano Ronaldo They were the two who rose above the rest over the past two decades, and I have nothing but respect for their achievements.”
“We are preparing to face not only Messi, but all of Argentina, despite knowing that Messi is an integral part of the success they have had in recent years. This is our total focus at the moment”, he analyzed.
Van Dijk also stressed that he will pay close attention to the youngster Julian Álvarezof manchester citywho won the starting line-up during Argentina’s World Cup campaign and is on a good run at the tournament.
“Álvarez is a great player. He is very fast, skillful and has a great future ahead of him. He is doing things very well, because he has competition from Haaland, who is playing very well”, he recalled.
“So we can conclude that he is a great player, who will be very important for City and Argentina. But hopefully, two days from now, he won’t be that good,” he joked.
The defender of “A Clockwork Orange” also took the opportunity to send a nice message to Skinwho is hospitalized in Brazil and in a delicate health situation.
“It’s hard to say anything at this time, but Pelé is a legend of the game. I wish him and his whole family a lot of strength”, he began.
“I hope things get better soon for him. I know it’s a difficult situation, I know it’s been a difficult period, but I wish his family and the whole country (Brazil) a lot of strength”, he added.
The Netherlands and Argentina face each other next Friday (9), at 4 pm (Brasília time).