If you want to win in the Premier League you only need one man: Virgil van Dijk. The captain of Orange in England has great statistics. And PEC Zwolle will run better than Feyenoord in 2022. Etienne Verhoeff discusses these topics in the AD Voetbalpodcast with Johan Inan, where they also do not leave the future of Ten Hag unaddressed.
Things are not going well at Ajax for a while. In the Eredivisie, the team from Amsterdam is still making it exciting and they get away well against RKC. That will also give the trainer something to think about about his future at Ajax. ,,If Ten Hag stays, he will have to start building again. Given Rensch’s play in recent weeks, I think they will look for a new right-back. A left back needs to be added. A replacement for Gravenberch. An extra striker. Rebuilding Ajax will take a year or two. If he wants that, he will want more say in purchasing policy.”
The rock Van Dijk
Virgil van Dijk has not lost sixty home games in a row with Liverpool. If the Dutchman plays, the chance of defeat is a lot smaller. Van Dijk has great stats at Liverpool. “We have the best defender in the world. You can see it in the numbers. But also when he plays against a Haaland or Mbappé. They have so much trouble with Van Dijk. And he doesn’t get laid. A real leader, also in the field.”
And then there is the relegation battle. Will the Miracle of PEC become a reality? “PEC was already dead and buried. But they quickly mastered Schreuder’s way of playing. They will only get the half substop for the next nine games. They need a stunt against those teams to play for sure. And then they also have to win the relegation duels. The next game is against Feyenoord and PEC has scored more points than Feyenoord since the winter break.”
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Football podcast | ‘Ten Hag faces a crossroads’ | Dutch football
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