In the English Premier League, he is among people a thrill. Davy Pröpper came to newcomer Brighton, that was just gepromovoeerd, not as a ‘Flying Dutchman’. But almost eight months later, he flies.
Davy Prop evades a tackle from Swansea City defender Alfie Mawson (R)
Pröpper has a momentum, and lung capacity, where many a Premier League footballer jealous. That link he has to his insight and technique. The fifteen million that Brighton has for him is paid according to the fans and clubleiding would have been a bargain.
On a visit in Manchester, as he was on Saturday night a very long time the sheets out against one of the absolute top clubs and Old Trafford is raging as in his best days at PSV, we see how he is in England as a fish in water feels. This is his competition, his style and his natural habitat. Everything in a high tempo and a formidable care with his passes.
On the way back to the Netherlands, he tells us plenty about his wonderful experiences. Pröpper can be wonderfully compatible with the English, speak the language very good and enjoy in record time, a great respect for the opponents in the Premier League.
,,Outside the top six, everyone is so well-matched that every game a life-and-death’, says Pröpper. ,,Each game is very important, at a killing pace, and at a high level. That’s why I think it’s wonderful that we have the new cycle with the Dutch national team calculated Friday against England start, the country where I am allowed to play football.”
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