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The captain of the Dutch national team, Virgil van Dijk, made a promise about his target at the 2022 World Cup after learning that Louis van Gaal had cancer.
Virgil van Dijk was as surprised as many people when he learned that his coach at the Dutch national team, Louis van Gaal, had prostate cancer.
Van Gaal just announced his condition on Sunday (3/4/2022).
In an interview with a Dutch TV station called Humberto, Van Gaal admitted that he had been undergoing treatment in recent months.
The players in the Dutch national team also only found out about Van Gaal’s condition that day.
Van Dijk admitted that he immediately contacted the coach as soon as the news reached him.
The Dutch national team coach, Louis van Gaal gave unpleasant news about his health condition. The figure who was once the manager of Manchester United stated that he had prostate cancer.
Louis van Gaal is a long-time figure in football. He has experience coaching at many clubs. In fact, including at this time, the 70-year-old man has been the coach of the Dutch national team three times.
At club level, Louis van Gaal has brought Ajax to victory at domestic and European levels. He brought Ajax to the 1993/1994 Champions League champions. He has also had good results with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Van Gaal’s name had disappeared from circulation after being sacked by United in May 2016. However, in August 2021, he decided to accept the challenge of becoming the coach of the Netherlands. Check out the full review below, OK?
Louis van Gaal has just completed his task of leading the Dutch national team to play two international friendly matches. The Netherlands won 4-2 against Denmark and drew 1-1 against Germany.
As if nothing bad happened to Louis van Gaal in those two games. But, surprisingly he made a confession of having been diagnosed with prostate cancer and deliberately kept it a secret from the public.
“I don’t want to tell my players because it could affect their performance,” said Louis van Gaal, quoted by BBC Sport.
“In every period during my time as manager of the national team, I had to go out at night to go to the hospital without the players knowing until now. While thinking I am healthy, but.. I am not healthy,” said Louis van Gaal.
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