April 26, 2022 – Arnaut Danjuma meets Liverpool with Villarreal on Wednesday night. This automatically means that he meets his compatriot Virgil van Dijk on the pitch several times. The attacker is looking forward to the chat and wants to compete with “one of the best defenders in the world”.
This is how Danjuma describes the Mandekker in an interview with ESPN. “You want to show yourself at the highest level. Playing against Van Dijk is special because he’s also the captain of the Orange team. And the level of defense doesn’t get any higher than his. But I also want to prove myself. If you see mine Look at stats.” Look, I think I can do some harm. I have enough qualities to be among the best in the world. I have to keep going, stay stable.”
Danjuma played for Bournemouth before joining the La Liga club last summer. “England feels like coming home. I had two great years there and that means a lot to me. I had good seasons there and matured there. It’s an honor to say I’ve played in the Premier League,” said the attacker, who has never regretted moving to the south of Europe.
Villarreal surprises friend and foe alike with a strong Champions League season. Danjuma gives a clear explanation for the performance: coach Unai Emery. “He’s such an elite coach. We can defend, counterattack and make the game ourselves. Almost everything. That’s a great strength. He’s the reason I came to Villarreal. He’s one of the best I’ve worked with ever worked.”