“As a teenager it wasn’t always easy to combine school and soccer. I was lucky to have Mister Langendijk, my high school mentor who believed I could finish my diploma.”
“What’s the most important lesson Mister Langendijk has taught you?”
“That even though you might be a good player it’s still important to get good grades. He always said: ‘There needs to be a balance. Once you will manage to succeed in school, you’ll succeed on the soccer field’.”