Northampton Town’s Dutch striker Kevin van Veen sounded out his frustration with English League Two’s style of football in an exclusive interview with Football-Oranje, adding that “it looks like rugby”.

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Van Veen is experiencing his first season in England’s fourth tier following relegation last season with Northampton. Previous to that, the 27-year-old spent three years in League One (England’s third tier) with Scunthorpe United.

“It’s harder because there’s just not much football; it looks a bit like rugby,” said former the PSV youth player. “I’m not really made for League Two but in this situation, I am in League Two and I need to make the best out of it. It is what it is for now.”

Van Veen stated further in the interview, filmed after his side’s 2-2 draw at Exeter City, that he wants to play at a higher level again in his career, suggesting that his qualities would be better used in a higher division.

The striker later added, “They [Exeter] are one of those clubs in League Two that play a bit of football, but I tell you now a lot of other teams in this league, they hoof it 60 or 70 yards and want to play from there.”

You can watch the full interview by clicking here or by pressing play on the video below:




Michael Statham (348 Posts)

I'm a physics student from the UK and a massive Eredivisie fan. Started watching after being inspired by the Netherlands national team after the 2010 World Cup. Wilfred Bouma also has a big part to play in my initial keen interest in the league, being a Villa fan meant I wanted to keep track of my favourite player.