Kuyt shows understanding: ‘Then I am convinced they will get there’

Dirk Kuyt is convinced that Hakim Ziyech and Donny van de Beek will succeed in England. The duo both experienced a disappointing first period at their new club in a different way. Kuyt argues, however, that the ex-Ajacids should be patient.

โ€œThey just performed fantastic in the Champions League, have shown that they can compete with the absolute top of the world,โ€ says Kuyt at Ziggo Sport about Ziyech and Van de Beek. โ€œThen you come to Chelsea of United and then you want to go through that. That just needs a little time. If you look at the qualities of those players, I am convinced that if they can keep the patience, they will come there and have a very nice period there.โ€
According to Kuyt, many people also underestimate how big the leap from the Eredivisie to the Premier League is. โ€œI experienced that as a player myself. I still remember playing there (at Liverpool, red) four or five months and I just lost six kilos. After that, another fifteen kilograms were gained, but that was all muscle mass. That does a lot to you.โ€

รรฟยฌ People sometimes underestimate how big the leap from the Eredivisie to the Premier League is Ziyech also needs some patience according to @Kuyt รโ„ข #ZiggoSport #PremierLeague #Ziyech pic.twitter.com/Taqhu8ECC7
โ€” Ziggo Sport Football (@ZS_Voetbal) February 6, 2021