Virgil van Dijk pips Messi, Ronaldo to win UEFA Men’s Player of the Year 2018/19 Award

Liverpool FC defender Virgil van Dijk has won the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award. He won this over Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. He becomes the first defender and Dutch player to win this award. He also becomes the first Liverpool and Premier League player to win this since Steven Gerard won it in 2005. He also won the Defender of the Season 2018/19 award. Van Dijk, in his acceptance speech hailed praises on his teammates for helping him attain such a remarkable feat in the past season. “I need to…

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Messi haunted by Liverpool defeat

Lionel Messi said he wants to win the Copa del Rey with Barcelona in order to ease the pain of the Champions League defeat by Liverpool which ranked among the “worst moments of his career”. Speaking at his first news conference in four years, the 31-year-old forward said he was still thinking about the semi-final loss on 7 May when the Reds overturned a 3-0 first-leg deficit. “We were hit hard by it,” he said. “Winning the Copa del Rey will be the best way to end the season.” The La…

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