Tuesday October 8 2013
De Jong: I do the dirty work

Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong has revealed to reporters what he enjoys most about the game.

The Rossoneri man suffered a season-long injury last term after signing from Manchester City, but after recovering from an Achilles tear the Netherlands international has told what he missed most.

“Another player may score a great goal or do a fine bit of skill,” he told NuSport. “But I prefer a tackle or recovering the ball.

“This aspect of the game is appreciated a lot more abroad than it is in the Netherlands.

“It is something that brings balance to the team and should be seen as a positive.

“I like to do the dirty work – that’s my role.”

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