Friday, May 16, 2008

Derek Rae Interviews Clarence Seedorf

This obviously doesn't have anything to do with soccer in England, but it's still an interesting interview. I was surprised that Seedorf pulled out of Holland's team for Euro 2008 as it looks to be the best Dutch team in recent years, but there is clearly a conflict between Seedorf and Marco van Basten, the outgoing coach of the Oranje.

Seedorf believes he still can bring something valuable to the table and can contribute, which is true, and van Basten has shown in recent years that he favors the younger generation -- guys like Robin van Persie and Rafael van der Vaart -- over the "old guard" -- Ruud van Nistelrooy, Mark van Bommel, Edgar Davids, etc. Instead of coming to camp to train hard and probably not get selected, Seedorf has opted to withdraw his name from the squad to perhaps avoid causing any unnecessary controversy and drama within the team.


Anonymous said...

Holland are rubbish.

Why not stick to the England team as the website should?

Anonymous said...

Well there is the part where England failed to even qualify for Euro 2008 while Holland was a legitamite contender in the Group of Death... which they won...