Youri Mulder thinks he knows what makes Steven Bergwijn pay so well with the Dutch team. From his own experience, the former striker knows that Van Gaal is good at giving players confidence with his enthusiasm.
In the studio at Ziggo Sport, Mulder talks about the national coach. “I experienced Van Gaal for one year, with the second team of Ajax (in the 1988/89 season, ed.). Then he just started out as a trainer. If you scored a goal at the training, Van Gaal walked onto the field and caught you: you just made a great goal!”
“Many trainers don‘t want to be crazy, but he’s very enthusiastic on his own,” Mulder continues about Van Gaal. “That sometimes also extends to the other side, then it is a bit negative. But on me, Van Gaal makes a good impression, with the exception of some interviews. He can give you confidence, you can see that very clearly with Bergwijn. That boy walks out on the field with confidence.”
At Tottenham Hotspur, Bergwijn gets little confidence: the attacker sits on the bench and wants to leave. The fact that Ajax is in the market is now known.
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