Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has shared his experience after Netherlands’ elimination from the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Van Dijk scored for Liverpool in a win at Aston Villa with his first appearance back after his country’s defeat to Argentina on the world stage.
Van Dijk told Viaplay: “It was time to score again. It was important to come back this way.”
The Dutchman was asked about his missed penalty in the quarterfinal defeat to Argentina.
“Of course I have now forgotten the penalty kick, because life continues. In this case it took two days before I lost it. I was unable to sleep after the game. That makes sense, because you are very close after a 2-0 deficit.
“Unfortunately you miss the penalty and you are floored. That was very heavy that night and the night after.”