Sergino Dest who plays in the full-back position in Ajax has confirmed that he will be playing in the US national team for men in the near future. He was born in Almere in the Netherlands with his mother being a Dutch and his father an American Surinamese. He had the option of representing either Netherlands or the USA at the international level. Both sides have pushed him to take the decision in the past few weeks. Finally, Dest took the decision of representing the US and not the Netherlands. He will be representing the senior team for the very first time in a competitive match against Canada which is set to happen on 15th November.
He said that it was a tough decision for him to take especially he was being pressurized by both the countries. The national team for men from the Netherlands showed more interest in him, but he has built up a special feeling towards the US team over the past years. He also said that he firmly believes that his future will be good at the US football team because they have good plans and potential as well. Sergio wants to earn huge success within the next 10 to 15 years by dedicatedly playing for the United States. He promises to do his best to help the team winning titles.
Former Netherlands international Fernando Ricksen had died aged 43, as per reports. The former Rangers star revealed he has motor neurone disease in 2013, and helped raise awareness through his foundation.
The Fernando Ricksen Foundation helped raised funds and engaged in awareness campaigns that included a benefit match in 2015 at Ibrox. The game at Ibrox had up to 41,000 fans in attendance, raising over 320,000 pounds shared by the player and his daughter, MND Scotland and the club’s charity foundation.
The first month of the transfer window close to an end and several teams have already splashed big money on signings.
The Premier League sides are yet to make big money moves but some departures have been recorded already.
Wim Rijsbergen, the new coach said that taking on the responsibility of the football team of Solomon Islands is an opportunity which doesn’t come by easily. The sixty-seven-year-old has been the head coach of Tobago, Indonesia, and Trinidad. Also, he has played for the Netherlands at 1974, as well as the 1978 World Cup along with Johan Cruyff, the football legend.
Wim Rijsbergen signed a short term contract with the Solomon Islands and said that he had been pretty curious Oceania football. He states that this is a great opportunity to come in touch with other people and know about football in that area of the world. Also, he believes that this job is not about making money and is about enjoying it.
Atletico Madrid of Spain and France forward Antoine Griezmann, has listed Ajax starlet Frenkie de Jong as the most difficult player he has come up against. De Jong, who has a deal in principle to join Barcelona from the Dutch giants in the summer, is rated as one of the best prospects in world football, and had a bright Performance for the Netherlands when they defeated t France 2-0 in November.
Griezmann was impressed. And despite having played on the biggest stages in the game, the Frenchman said the 21-year-old stands out. He said he tried to put pressuredon De Jong, but he didn’t succeed. Griezmann is not the only footballer star to have had high praises for De Jong, Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez also praised the youngster
Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have revealed that they will not risk playing Arjen Robben in their final matches of 2018 in a bid to have him fully fit for matches in the New Year.
The Dutch winger is not fit to play any more matches for the remainder of 2018 due to concerns about aggravating a nasty thigh injury he picked up earlier in the year, Bayern head coach has confirmed.
Dirk Kuyt was a part of Quick Boys, before starting off his career as a player for the team of Utrecht. At the youthful age of 18 he kicked off the journey of a footballer as Stricker, but for the most part of his career, he has played as a winger.
The very talented Dutch player had the opportunity to play for the national team of Netherlands and also went on to play for Feyenoord, the Rotterdam based Dutch professional football club.
Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman believes that his team is developing well and that they should be able to challenge the best teams in Europe very soon. He said that the team is undergoing a rebuilding phase but he is sure that they are making progress gradually.
Indeed the Netherlands were not qualified for the last World Cup in Russia and has since then appointed a new coach in Ronald Koeman. The latter said that there is a big task ahead of him as he seeks to build a team that will be able to compete at the next Euros.
Tottenham Hotspur feel they have not received enough return on investment on Netherlands star Vincent Janssen. The Premier League side is reportedly in talks with Turkish side Fenerbahce for the striker who barely made an impact in England, and has been slow to replicate the form that made Spurs buy him in the first place.
Janssen scored only four goals for Fenerhance as his season was hampered by injury. The Netherlands international has seen his profile seriously deteriorated since the move to England and now Turkey. He has not been included in the Tottenham American pre-season tour. There are strong indications that he would not return to north London this term.