Ryan Babel has lavished praise on his Netherlands teammates Georginio Wijnaldum and Virgil van Dijk.

The former Liverpool forward spoke to the club’s website and he heaped praise on his Oranje teammates Wijnaldum and Van Dijk.

He said on Wijnaldum, “I have no words for Gini’s performances and quality. He’s an incredible person.

“His energy is incredible, he has lungs for days. You can tell when he has the confidence, he’s really unbeatable and very hard to play against.

“He’s very complete – he can score goals, he can tackle, can defend, recover balls. Gini’s development is also incredible.

“Gini is definitely a person who is not shy to give his opinion. He has very strong opinions and is very much loved in the team process. Especially in the national team, he’s definitely one of the leaders and very important for us.”

On van Dijk, Babel added, “Virgil has developed well in the past three or four years.

“If only you look at his development since joining Liverpool … His focus is also unprecedented, ninety minutes long. He is now the leader and he deserves it.

“He is also important to Orange, a great captain. I have a lot of respect for him.”




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