Netherland striker, Dani van der Moot has revealed how he regrets rejecting an offer from Liverpool as a youth.
Dani now plays for Rijnsburg Boys in the third tier of Dutch professional football.
An academy player for AZ and PSV in the past, Dani has now said that looking back now, he wished he had accepted the offer from Liverpool when he was AZ.
His words, “If I regret something, it is that I let Liverpool go”
“There were more clubs from abroad with interest, but Liverpool was the most concrete. I visited [with] my parents for a day and was given a tour of the stadium, complex and city. They showed me what I could expect if I started playing soccer and living there. A beautiful day and a wonderful memory forever.”
“I was a great talent in my youth. It’s hard to say why I didn’t make it.”
“It has been coincidental. I have had injuries at nasty moments, and I have also played 40 games for Jong PSV, but only scored six or seven goals. I didn’t do that well either. They were mentally difficult years, which luckily lie behind me. In retrospect I might have stayed at AZ but switching to PSV was the best option for me with the knowledge and feeling of the time. So I don’t regret it.
“I will probably follow a Spanish course. A language that I can use a lot later. Maybe even for my football career, because if I have learned something in recent years, a career can go crazy.
“I have learned that you cannot plan in football. You are as good as your last game and I have to make sure that I stay as consistent as possible.”
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