Virgil van Dijk addressed a British journalist from the



via Twitter on


about an article about Orange.

It is written that the captain, together with Georginio Wijnaldum, among others, would oppose the arrival of Louis van Gaal as national coach.

"There is absolutely nothing wrong with this story. It is more important than ever for journalists to tell the truth and not to make up stories. Shame on you," Van Dijk tweeted to the journalist in question.

According to the


article, Van Dijk would be angry about the KNVB's plan to appoint Van Gaal, in whose previous period as national coach he did not get to play.

The Liverpool defender, along with Wijnaldum and a few others, would be in favor of Henk ten Cate, who recently announced that he was not available for the Orange.

About a week and a half ago it was announced that Van Gaal is a top candidate to succeed Frank de Boer who left after the European Championship.

It would be his third period with the Dutch national team for the 69-year-old Amsterdammer.

The appointment of a new national coach is urgent, because three important World Cup qualifiers are already on the program at the start of September.

The Orange then successively plays against Norway and at home against Montenegro and Turkey.

Van Dijk had to miss the European Championship due to a serious knee injury.

The central defender is now well into his recovery and is focused on the start of the new season with Liverpool.

This story is completely false.

It's never been more important for journalists to tell the truth and not just make stuff up.

Shame on you Mr.



AuthorVirgilvDijkMoment of places21: 29 - 17 July 2021