Louis van Gaal looks specifically for the Dirk Kuyt Testimonial one more time back on the cooperation with Kuyt, for whom he was during the 2014 world cup with the Dutch national team has a special role had in store.
Louis van Gaal (r) and Dirk Kuyt at the world cup of 2014 in Brazil.
Van Gaal called Kuyt a to-and-top professional, but praises it as a human being. “He is someone who as a man, my son-in-law could be. As a father, would you want your daughter with someone like Dirk would come home. It is not for nothing that I always be second or third captain was on my team. For the world cup, I saw him in the first instance, as leader of the dressing room, and not directly as a player in the team.”
– Kuyt is training for own testimonial
At the world cup of 2014 had Van Gaal for Kuyt a role in the dressing room in mind, but the former attacker of Wigan, Liverpool and Fenerbahce stronger still in the basiself. “Yes, that is him when yet again succeeded.” During a workout, told Van Gaal against Kuyt that he, as the striker is not soon an opportunity would be given, and that he is better on the backpositie could focus. “Ultimately he has me that way convinced,” says Van Gaal on the official website of Feyenoord. “He is an all-rounder.”
Van Gaal takes over Sunday afternoon the Dirk Kuyt Testimonial place on the bench as coach of Team Orange, where he has o.a. Robin van Persie, Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben and Rafael van der Vaart. Kuyt takes in The Cockpit, officially retiring as a footballer. Last season, he had an important share in the championship of Feyenoord.