Netherlands supervisor Louis van Gaal hugged a younger journalist at his press convention after the reporter admitted he did not have a query for the legendary boss however as an alternative wished to inform him he was a ‘huge fan’.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 24, 2022 21:48 IST
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal rewards younger journalist with ‘huge fats hug’ (AP Photo)
By India Today Web Desk: Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal got here up with a heart-warming response to unprecedented reward from a younger Senegalese journalist by providing – and later delivering – a ‘huge hat hug’ to the reporter.
The Netherlands kicked off its World Cup 2022 with a 2-0 win over Senegal on Monday, due to late objectives from Cody Gakpo and Davy Klaassen – each following errors from goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
Van Gaal was stunned by a reporter, Papa Mahmoud Gueye, who interrupted his press convention to declare that he was a “fan” of the 71-year-old former Manchester United supervisor though he had no questions concerning the Dutch coach.
“I am a young journalist who just started,” started Gueye. “I have no question for you just an opportunity to tell how I am a fan of yours since childhood even if you did give us our first defeat (in this tournament).”
The remark appeared to catch the 71-year-old off guard earlier than he broke into an enormous smile.
“Oh, can I hug you,” beamed Van Gaal. “I will give you a big fat hug later on because I think it is great that you said this really, honestly people don’t often say these things to me, I am going to give you a big fat hug.”
Van Gaal was additionally requested if his staff plans to duplicate Germany’s obvious pre-match protest towards Japan, on condition that they, too, have been barred from sporting the OneLove armband.
“No. We put an end to the political issues after we already invited the migrant workers,” Gaal stated whereas referring to a kickabout the staff shared with employees after arriving on the match.
Nov 24, 2022