Who will be the team that will be defeated in Qatar?
I would say this is us. We have enough to win the championship.
How will you prepare for the heat?
I think he will. The World Cup usually takes place in the summer, so it’s always hot, whether it’s in Qatar or anywhere else. We already played the Club World Cup there with Liverpool in 2019. It was just before Christmas, it was hot, but it was fine. I don’t think the heat plays a big role, we are well prepared physically and that is what matters above all.
Should we play the World Cup every two years?
It will lose its attractiveness. The World Cup is no longer a private event. Above all, teams won’t really change, we’ll see the same players all the time. While every four years we see teams really evolve, so much can happen, selections that replace others, and new talents that can shine on the pitch.
If you score in the final, what will you do?
It depends on the timing. If the match is at the start of the match, of course I will celebrate it, but you have to stay focused, if there is a full match left, nothing ends. But if it’s in the last 10 minutes, you can be sure I’m done wearing a shirt!
Virgil van Dyck
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Virgil van Dijk is certainly the best player in the world not to have played in a major international competition. The Dutch national team captain
Since 2018, he has been nominated twice for the Golden Ball, winning the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup with Liverpool. But an injury prevented him from Euro 2020 and the Netherlands did not qualify for Euro 2016 or the 2018 World Cup. This means that one of the best defenders in the past five years has not yet been able to write a page in his history with the choice of his country. Unsurprisingly, Van Dijk is steadfastly waiting for Qatar,
Even if he remains careful not to catch the eye again. “It is a great honor to be a captain. I hope that with the team, we can make history and be remembered in a few years.” — Mike Christensen British GQ
What are your fondest memories of the World Cup?
Unfortunately, I can’t talk about an anniversary with Holland, because we’ve never won it, even if we’re not far from it. My first memory is in 2002, the final match between Brazil and Germany. This Brazilian national team was the benchmark for everyone, including me. The way they played, the fun they took it with, their freedom in the game, is what really affected me.
Who is the most elegant football player?
I really like Beckham’s style. It’s quite formal, elegant, without too many frills. In the Netherlands team, we have Memphis Depay who loves fashion and luxury clothes. He wears because it makes him happy, and being happy allows him to perform his best on the field. So I respect that.