Blind: “The whole world looked along, that hit changed my life”

Daley Blind is one of the few EK-goers of Oranje already experienced in a final tournament. The left foot even wrote football history during the 2014 World Cup: Robin van Persie entered one of Oranjes most beautiful World Cup goals and Blind took care of the splitting pass at The Flying Dutchman.
The now 31-year-old defender has often seen the images again. That hit changed my life, the Algemeen Dagblad even notes. The whole world watched along, and partly because of this I earned a transfer to United (where he would play four seasons before returning to Ajax, red in 2018).
Orange finally got the bronze in Brazil and Blind thinks back to the tournament with great pleasure. Also because we could often go outside for example to walk on the beach of Rio de Janeiro. Our family was close. That
s all different now, he refers to the corona restrictions. The KNVB does everything to make us happy, but we must miss our family.
So now his first participation in an European Championship beckons. After being injured against Gibraltar at the end of March, this seemed like a mission for Blind. However, the routinier won his race against the clock and was able to play against Georgia for 45 minutes on Sunday. Im positive and Im glad to be there after that ankle injury. Ive had to look up the boundaries. Less long on crutches, rather from the plaster and stuff. A week before we had to collect, I was still in doubt if I would make it.