‘Whether Van Dijk and I can be the best duo in the world is not for me to say’

After his transfer to Bayern Munich, Matthijs de Ligt also hopes to recapture his base spot in the Dutch national team. The 22-year-old man realizes that only Virgil van Dijk is sure of his place in the run-up to the World Cup in Qatar.
De Ligt competes with Jurriën Timber and Stefan de Vrij, among others, while national coach Louis van Gaal prefers to see a left leg on the left side of the centre. The only one who is sure of his place is Virgil van Dijk, says the ex-Ajacied in conversation with ESPN. The other two positions are filled according to the shape of the day, who is the fittest at that moment and who is the strongest at that moment and shows the best game.
Whether he will soon be one of the best defensive duos in the world with Van Dijk, does not dare to say. We play with three behind, but I understand what you mean, he responds when asked. I think Virgil is one of the best central defenders in the world. He is amazing. For a number of years now, he has shown himself to be one of the best, if not the best. I dont know if we can be the best duo. It could be. Thats not for us to say.
The most important thing is that we play well as a team. You can play great as a duo, but if the whole team plays badly, it becomes difficult, concludes De Ligt.

What will @OnsOranjes defense look like at the World Cup? Van Dijk is the only one sure of his place
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