After much vicissitudes, news and reports, there is finally an official decision on what will happen to Van Dijk in Euro 2020. The Liverpool defender has personally announced that he will not be part of the major competition in the summer. The news was officially confirmed in an interview that the seven-year defense of "The Reds", Gave for his club. Among other things Virgil said:
"I have managed to make a decision whether I will be active or not in Euro 2020.
"I think physically it is the right choice not to play in Europe, and to spend the holidays recovering."
Van Dijk admitted it was a rather difficult decision to make. However, the defender stated that he did not want to risk the whole recovery process, becoming part of the "Tulips" in Europe. Especially when the qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup is relatively close. The player also added:
"I am certainly disappointed that I will lose the European Championship, and I will not be able to lead my team. But this is the situation and I have to accept it, everyone has to accept it. I think the decision not to activate is the right one in the long run, and for that reason I am at peace with the choice made. The doctors are very pleased with the results so far, and the positive news is that I have not had a stop or difficult moment. We hope this does not happen. "
Virgil said that the off-field period has been quite difficult for him. The Dutchman is grateful to his family, coach Klopp and all the medical staff, who, according to him, have constantly offered their support. Van Dijk has said he has passed the hard part, and is having a good time making rapid progress.