Van Dijk slams ANOTHER pitch after Netherlands' win against Greece

Virgil van Dijk slams ANOTHER pitch as he blasts ‘terrible’ conditions in Greece despite Netherlands’ win – just three days after blaming defeat by France on a ‘not so good’ surface

  • Liverpool skipper scored a late penalty to grab a vital win for the Netherlands
  • Van Dijk had criticised the state of the pitch against France in their last game 
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Netherlands skipper Virgil van Dijk took issue with the state of the pitch in their 1-0 win against Greece in EURO 2024 qualifying. 

The 32-year-old was his country’s saviour with a last minute penalty which secured a crucial win and lifted them above Greece in the Group B standings. 

Despite the triumph, Van Dijk voiced his displeasure with the conditions at the Agia Sophia Stadium in Athens. 

‘Have you seen the pitch? Terrible,’ he said in his post-match interview. ‘It’s unbelievable that this is still allowed at this level.’

The Liverpool captain’s heorics came on a nervy night for Ronald Koeman’ side after former Manchester United forward Wout Weghorst missed a spot kick in the first-half.

Virgil van Dijk hit out at the ‘terrible’ pitch in Greece during his country’s EURO qualifier

The Netherlands skipper scored a late penalty to give his side a vital win against Greece

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Virgil van Dijk was similarly unimpressed by the pitch in Netherlands’ 2-1 defeat to France 

Defeat for Orangje would have left them six points behind their hosts following a demoralising loss to France on Friday night. 

French superstar Kylian Mbappe scored a spectatular winner to maintain the team’s 100 percent record in qualifying but Van Dijk again aimed his ire at the surface – despite the fixture taking place at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam. 

Regardless, the defender’s successful conversion on Monday moved the Netherlands back into the qualification spots with two very winnable games remaining. 

The 1988 European Championship winners welcome Ireland next month before travelling to minnows Gibraltar on the final matchday.    


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