Van Gaal supports Blind: ‘I find that incredible’

Louis van Gaal has every confidence in Daley Blind. The defender has to make do with a reserve role at Ajax, but has been called up by the national coach for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. In addition, Van Gaal does not understand the criticism that Blind is currently receiving.

Blind would have already had his best time at Ajax. The international has to deal with a lot of criticism. “Yes, but I think that’s already incredible,” Van Gaal told the NOS. Blind would also no longer perform well as a left back. “But he doesn’t play left back with me,” the national coach continues.

“He doesn’t play a midfielder for me, which he can do in my eyes. He also played there for Manchester United. And he doesn’t play with me on the left centre-back either.’ Van Gaal then says that he uses Blind as a left wingback.

“That’s how offensive we play”

Van Gaal then points Denzel Dumfries’ goal against Belgium. “That’s how offensive we play.” The Dutch national team won 1-4 against Belgium, partly thanks to Dumfries’ goal. The Dutch will play their opening game against Senegal on November 21. Then the matches with Ecuador and Qatar are still on the program.

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