Nick Viergever expressed his disappointment over Ajax's loss of the Europa League final and says that he is ready to fight for his spot in the Dutch national team.
The 27-year old, who was one of the Amsterdam club’s most reliable players in a promising, but disappointing season, was unable to play in their most important match of the year, and was forced to watch from the sidelines as they succumbed to the Red Devils by two goals to nil in Stockholm’s Friends Arena last Sunday.
Viergever, who was suspended for the vital clash, shared his thoughts on the match with Dutch broadcaster, NOS.
”I was gutted to miss the Europa League final” he said. “You don’t get to play many finals in a career as a footballer and when you miss it through suspension it is difficult to take.
“It was frustrating for me on the day of the final I was sat near the Ajax dugout but we didn’t win and we finished the season without a trophy,” the former AZ Alkmaar player continued.
”Our journey to the Europa League final was beautiful also for me personally. It’s a shame that we could not get a handle on Manchester United and make a game of the final,” he added.
On the topic of his international career, he said, ”I am motivated here away on international duty and we hope to make it a good week in terms of friendlies.
”I played all the games for Ajax in recent weeks leading up to the end of the season and I now have to show my worth at international level. I am ready to fight for the left back spot in Oranje.
”I have played around 50 European games at club level and it’s great experience that holds me in good stead for the future,” he added.