20 Jul Liverpool News: Virgil van Dijk considers’time has come’ for defender to acquire Ballon d’Or
The Liverpool stopper places team glory over private gongs but is thought to be considered from the search for the award provided to the planet’s greatest player
Virgil van Dijk has stated’time has come’ to get a guardian to find the Ballon d’Or as speculation assembles he is in the framework to spade football’s top individual award.
The Liverpool defender has collected the PFA’s Player of the Year award as his performances in the core of the Reds shield motivated them to Champions League glory and also a second-place end in the Premier League.
The Netherlands global said he favored that his team’s triumph in the Champions League to private honours, but confessed that he had been pleased to be considered for human gongs too.
“To find the PFA Player of the Year is a wonderful honor,” Van Dijk told Liverpool’s official site ,”it is the maximum honor you can get since it is voted by your fellow peers.
“I mentioned it back then also, I’d exchange it to the Champions League. Fortunately, I did not need to.
“It is an honor if folks are speaking about [the Ballon d’Or], but what do I do? I don’t have any effect on anything.
“I can not deny that I had a fairly good season this past year, therefore the one thing I could do today is simply focus on the brand new year, becoming fit, stay healthy and get a much better year than I had previous year.
“I could understand that generally strikers or No. 10’s win those awards as it is more appealing to see. But the time has come to alter it.”
The final guardian to win the Ballon d’Or has been Fabio Cannavaro in 2006.
awaiting next year, Liverpool’s skipper stated his team was concentrated on hard on all fronts.
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The Anfield club had been pipped to the title by a single point by Manchester City last time outside, however, Van Dijk considers his team possess the drive and the capability to maintain the search in 2019-20 too.
“As a team, we are going to attempt and compete in each contest and obviously it is going to be challenging since there are numerous and the league is really hard also,” that the 28-year old continued,”but the only thing that we can do is attempt.
“We’ll give everything we have got and we’ve got the quality too. We’ll see where that leads us”