Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk has mentioned “the time has come”, for a defender to get the Ballon d’Or.
This comes amid hypothesis that he’s within the body to scoop soccer’s most sensible particular person award.
Van Dijk has already accumulated the PFA’s Participant of the 12 months award, because the Reds claimed the Champions League identify and a second-place end within the Premier League.
“To get the PFA Participant of the 12 months is an unbelievable honour.
“it’s the best possible honour you’ll get as it’s voted by way of your fellow friends.
“I mentioned it again then as neatly, I’d business it for the Champions League. Happily, I didn’t must.
“It’s an honour if persons are speaking about [the Ballon d’Or], however what can I do? I haven’t any affect on the rest.
“I will be able to’t deny I had a sexy just right season closing 12 months, so the one factor I will be able to do now could be simply focal point at the new season, getting have compatibility, keep have compatibility and optimistically get a fair higher season than I had closing 12 months.
“I will be able to perceive the truth that in most cases strikers or No. 10’s win those awards as it’s extra horny to look. However perhaps the time has come to switch it,” Van Dijk informed Liverpool’s reliable web site,