“Dirk Kuijt doesn’t know what to perform under…

Dirk Kuijt
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Wim Kieft watched Dirk Kuijt’s press conference with amazement. The former Feyenoord player starts his first coaching job at ADO Den Haag ambitiously.

The 104-time international said that he immediately wants to promote to the Eredivisie. “But as a coach, Kuijt does not know at all what performing under pressure means, because he has never been a trainer or coach of a first team at a club,” Kieft writes in his column. The Telegraph.

“It is completely different from the pressure you knew as a player. Every footballer knows that the pressure in a team is shared with fifteen others, including substitutions,” continues the analyst, who believes that Kuijt has made it difficult for himself. “He starts working at the most difficult club in the Netherlands and then says that he wants to succeed immediately in his first year. It is quite something.”