|Andy van der Meyde|
|Org||Netherlands National Team|
|Club as Player||Intermilan|
2019 06 22 Retrieve
[Andy van der Meyde says Romelu Lukaku’s time in England is over] I’ll tell you what I think, not what he told me in front of the cameras. For that, I refer you to the episode [of my show] that will be broadcast in a few weeks. I think this time in England is over and he can move to another like Serie A. On the other hand, Romelu’s message to one of your [Italian] TV stations in which he praised Antonio Conte by claiming that he is the best manager in the world, makes it clear. But to avoid specific problems, again this is just my personal opinion.
[The Dutchman said of Icardi] I think he is a very good player and he was a good captain. So the situation is a bit bleak. But this is football. The players come and go. The team is more important than the single athlete
[While fearing that Icardi could be offloaded in the current window, Van der Meyde hopes that his services are retained and used alongside Lukaku] They could be a pair of deadly strikers. Unbelievable. Do you know how many goals they could score?
2019 09 11 Retrieve
[Former Inter attacker Andy van der Meyde says Romelu Lukaku will score more Serie A goals than Cristiano Ronaldo this season] Lukaku is a fan of Italian football and I think he’s made for this competition. He is strong and can score many goals. He has a very powerful physical structure and this will put all Italian defences in crisis. Lukaku can easily beat Ronaldo. He has always shown that he knows how to score wherever he has played, he is a pure centre-forward, while Cristiano plays most of the time out wide
[After a strong summer of signings and with Antonio Conte at the helm, van der Meyde thinks Inter are on the right track but that Juventus will once again prove too strong] I think Conte is a good coach for Inter, which will bring stability and this is what Inter needs right now. They chose the ideal coach to start over and get back to the top. I think the title will go to Juve. They are always the best there is in Italy, the one that has more quality and more players than everyone. I believe that in the end they will win again
2020 02 17 Retrieve
[Andy van der Meyde says Hakim Ziyech has made a mistake in agreeing to link up with Chelsea] The Eredivise is a training party for Ziyech. It makes sense that he looking for a new team. You need that as a top athlete. I just didn’t expect him to go to Chelsea. I don’t think it’s a top team nor a stable club. I would have expected Bayern Munich or something of that size. Of course, it could be the hierarchy under below Liverpool changes if Manchester City are really punished and maybe Chelsea will benefit from it and they will play for the prizes, but then again, if they play, I don’t think: ‘Wow, I’ll stay at home and watch