Our new Dutch midfielder admits the Reds were cockahoop in the dressing room after Wednesday night’s 5-0 destruction of Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig, but the former Ajax man knows it will mean nothing if they can’t back it up across every other competition.
Van de Beek made his first Champions League start for the club during the match, showing great promise at the tip of a midfield diamond. And he admits he’s hungry for a starting XI spot in the Premier League come Sunday.
“It was amazing,” said our no.34.
“Champions League… these nights are always special. 5-0, I mean, it’s an incredible win. We are really happy, and now we focus again already on Arsenal.
“In the dressing room? Everybody was in a happy phase. It’s normal if you win [against] a difficult opponent. Leipzig showed last year that they are really strong and have a good team. But I think we showed also that we are also really strong and we have an amazing team and we just need to keep going now.”