Louis van Gaal hits back at Virgil van Dijk over tactics criticism

Sun 27 March 2022 | 20:52

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has responded to claims made by Virgil van Dijk about the team's tactics.

Virgil van Dijk

has questioned the formation preferred by



Louis van Gaal

after Saturday’s 4-2 friendly victory over Denmark.

Van Dijk told reporters after the match:

“Until today we have been training hard, with lots of tactics and meetings. There are good times but also things to improve.

“We will analyse this. Of course, we are playing in a new system, different things are required of the players. But I think we showed a lot of good things.

“Do I like the system? Well, I’m still in favour of 4-3-3 but I’m not the national coach and the national coach has a very strong opinion about it.”

Van Gaal in response to Liverpool defender comments said:

”I know he has that preference, he always said this publicly. We already had this debate when I came here. The manager decides the tactics.”

Van Gaal is undefeated so far with six wins in his first eight games as Dutch national team coach.


source: SportMob

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