Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk believes winning the Ballon d’Or would be a big honor, but he can still develop into a better player.
Liverpool Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk is one of the favorites to win the 2019 Ballon d’Or.
And the Reds footballer believes it would be a great honor to win it, but that he can always improve.
“If I am rewarded for the season I had last year that would be unbelievable and I would be so proud,” he said to the BBC.
“But I feel there is still more to come. I can get more out of me.”
“Obviously, it is a big honor to be named as one of the favorites to win such a prestigious award but what can I do? I just get on with playing,” he continued saying.
“I am very hard on myself. I know the slightest loss of concentration, the slightest mistake will be punished. I try to limit it as much as possible.”
The Liverpool footballer added: “I have always been very critical of myself and I like the people around me to be critical too. And they are, the manager is as well, which is a good thing.”
“I have improved since I joined Liverpool. Last year I am very satisfied with the fact that I played so many games on a consistent level, I am very proud of that fact.”
“On a critical part, I could have done more on attacking set-pieces, been more dangerous. It is not easy, I try to work on it,” he commented.
“I feel there is still more to come. That comes from playing games. In my position, it is all about experience as well.”
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