Sevilla hero De Jong sets his sights on the Dutch national team: ‘Bondscoach must be type-Koeman’

Luuk de Jong was able to enjoy his Europa League win with Seville with his family and girlfriend this weekend.

“The discharge after the match was beautiful and the party continued at the hotel until half past four”, said the striker, who received congratulations from his former trainers Ronald Koeman, Phillip Cocu and Mark van Bommel.

Security keeps Seville fans at bay

It was, according to De Jong, who after winning the final 3-2 against Internazionale, was proclaimed man of the match because of his two effective headballs, “apart” to not be able to celebrate the sixth Europa League title of Seville with the fans.

On returning to the hotel in Cologne, security had to keep euphoric Seville fans at bay because of the corona rules. “That was awkward, because of course you’d prefer to take a picture with them, but you couldn’t.”

Listen below to the interview with Luuk de Jong on NPO Radio 1:

De Jong was elected player of the final week of the Europa League on the basis of his two goals in the final and his winning goal in the semi-final against Manchester United.

The international then said goodbye to his teammates on Saturday morning and travelled on to his home in Doetinchem.

In the Netherlands, De Jong can refuel from all the efforts and then report to the Dutch national team in Zeist on Sunday.

De Jong will no longer encounter Ronald Koeman, who has already left for Barcelona. “I’d congratulated him on his transition and he’d also congratulated me later on on winning the Europa League. He said we’ll see each other soon in La Liga”, said De Jong.

Now quiet in the group app of Orange

Without mentioning names, De Jong already has a picture of the new national coach. “Preferably a type like Koeman,” says De Jong. “Because he has found the button on how we as a team can best be used. You have seen that it works.”

Her and her it is suggested to put a foreign coach at the helm of the Orange, but that is not De Jongs’ preference. “I don’t object so much to a foreign coach, but I prefer to see a Dutch coach with the Dutch national team as well.”