Man City’s Nigel De Jong dropped by Holland, Bert van Marwijk wants a chat about breaking legs

Posted by - October 4, 2010 - Football videos, International, Manchester City

Dutch coach worried naughty Nigel is giving him a bad reputation

Holland coach Bert van Marwijk has dropped Manchester City midfielder Nigel De Jong from his squad to play Moldova and Sweden following his leg-breaking tackle on Newcastle’s Hatem Ben Arfa.

He said: “I’ve seen the pictures back. It was a wild and unnecessary offence. He went in much too hard. It is unfortunate, especially since he does not need to do it.

“The funny thing is that the referee did not even show a yellow card for it. Apparently, there are other standards. But I have a problem with the way Nigel needlessly looks to push the limit. I am going to speak to him.”

No doubt the post-World Cup final backlash against Holland’s tactics and De Jong’s kung-fu kick at Xabi Alonso’s chest have been central to van Marwijk’s thinking.

  • wykell

    and let’s not forget breaking Staurt Holden’s leg in the Holland-USA friendly in the leadup to the World Cup. The man is a thug, not a footballer.

  • Pradajames

    He tried a similar tackle late in the game against Tiote as well. No place in the game for it, really.

  • grizzler

    Prada- shut up, you dick

  • Vliedje

    Nigel de Jong is a criminal asshole! With his impressive record of seriously injuring his opponents this idiot with the brain of a dead monkey should be removed from the soccerfield for the rest of his life. He is much too dangerous.
    Is there anyone who realizes that the career of his young opponent may be destroyed?
    Rinus Michels once said: “Soccer is war” but I am sure he did not mean this kind of war.