- The Is: ‘Good to be on the list with Messi, Mbappé, Pogba and Van der Vaart”
The Is: ‘Good to be on the list with Messi, Mbappé, Pogba and Van der Vaart”
17 december 2018 09:53
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Matthijs de ligt is obviously quite proud of winning the Golden Boy Award, the prize for biggest talent of the year. The nineteen-year-old defender from Ajax was in the prestigious election of the preferred over, among others, his former team-mate Justin Kluivert.
“I am very happy and very proud that I have this prize to have won, especially if you look at the players that have previously won,” says The Is Monday, on the site of the Italian Tuttosport, the Golden Boy Award since 2003 issue.
“It is almost unbelievable that I find myself in a row with Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi and Rafael van der Vaart. There are only big names on the list, but Messi stands out for me really. I am very proud that I will soon, as he did thirteen years ago, with the prize in my hands.”