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‘Do we also whistle Steven Berghuis if we have to win against the Norwegians in De Kuip?’ | Football

“We have all heard the flute concerts for Steven Berghuis in De Kuip, where he performed as a Dutch national team player. The national coach can say that we should not pay attention to that, but I do.”

“This is our own player. By ‘our’ I mean our player from the Netherlands. He is not there as an Ajax player but as an Orange international who gives everything and plays football for his country. Everyone wants us to qualify as a football nation for the World Cup in Qatar next month, right? Now it will come down to the very last and most important match against the Norwegians in Rotterdam and we desperately need the qualities of Berghuis. We have to win, but are we going to whistle him?”

“I really can’t reach it. The whole club feeling has to give way when the Netherlands plays. As a player for Ajax and later as an ex-player for Ajax, I played a lot of international matches in De Kuip, but I was never whistled. I have always enjoyed playing there because it is fantastic to play football there with the Orange squad.”

“Of course we saw the same with Donarumma in Italy, who was whistled in Milan. I don’t believe that Berghuis will be badly affected by it, but it doesn’t make you feel any better. I experienced it once in the FC Utrecht stadium when we played there with the Orange squad. That whistle hurt me as an international.”

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‘Do we also whistle Steven Berghuis if we have to win against the Norwegians in De Kuip?’ | Football
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