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Former Netherlands under-21 boss praises Virgil van Dijk’s progress

November 24, 2018

Former Netherlands under-21 manager Cornelius Pot has admitted that he had to revise his opinion on current Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk. The 27-year-old joined the Reds from Southampton on a world-record defender fee in January and he has since progressed step-by-step to become the leader of the club’s backline.

Speaking to reporters, Pot said that he did not expect such kind of progression from the Dutchman, who struggled to impress during the early part of his professional career. He added that Van Dijk has worked hard on curbing the flaws in his game including his struggles with tracking back when the opposition is on the counter-attack.
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