Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk has ruled himself out of this summer’s European Championship. He recently revealed that he is instead targeting a return to club action with Liverpool in time for the 2021-22 campaign.
According to him, things have been going well during his recovery, and he has not had any setback in recent times, but he won’t be taking part in Euro 2020.
VVD added that he feels not participating in the competition is the right decision, so his full focus will be on pre-season with his club.
His words, “Things have been going well, I’ve not had a real setback or anything, I’ve just progressed nicely. In this latest stage for myself, I have come to a decision that I had to make: would I be involved in the Euros, yes or no?”
“With everything that is going on, I feel physically it is the right decision that I’ve decided not to go to the Euros and to go into my last phase of rehab during the off-season. So, the full focus will be on pre-season with the club and that’s a realistic goal, so I am looking forward to that.”
“Obviously I am very gutted to miss the Euros, to miss the European Championship and leading out my own country there, but things have been like they have and I have to accept it – we all have to accept it. I think the decision to not go is the right decision in the grand scheme of things.”
“It’s tough, but I’m at peace with it.”
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