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 Netherlandshad an amusing and extremely sincere reaction when asked a question about the game against Argentinanext Friday (9), on Wednesdays of world Cup🇧🇷
At one point in the interview, a reporter asked the star of Liverpool how he felt having finally a “strong team” ahead of him, after facing supposedly “easier” teams in previous matches of the competition.
Van Dijk, then, twisted his mouth, surprised by the strong words chosen by the journalist to refer to Ecuador🇧🇷 qatar🇧🇷 Senegal and United Stateswho were previous opponents of the Orange🇧🇷
🇧🇷Did we face teams that weren’t as strong?“, countered Van Dijk, making an expression of disbelief.
He then burst out laughing and replied with great sincerity.
🇧🇷I think it’s very disrespectful of you to diminish the countries we play against🇧🇷 But of course Argentina is the team that has one of the best players in history (Messi), and that’s why you say it’s the strongest team… But we’re getting ready for a very tough battle, as all of them have been now,” he stressed.
Van Dijk was also asked if he has a feeling of “reckoning” with Argentina, referring to the phrase spoken by coach Louis van Gaal last Tuesday (6), in an exclusive interview with ESPN🇧🇷
The experienced defender, however, denied revenge.
“To tell you the truth, I don’t have (feeling of revenge). It’s a Cup quarter-final match, and for me that’s already special enough. I’m especially happy to be here leading the boys, and now we’ll try to reach the semi-final, taking a step closer to the dream we all have”, he pointed out.
“But I don’t have that feeling of reckoning. We just want to get to the game and show our quality, our team spirit and try to progress to the next phase”, he concluded.
Netherlands and Argentina face each other on Friday, at 19h (Brasília time), for the quarterfinals of the Cup.