Van Dijk agrees with Koeman on Xavi Simons disallowed goal

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Netherlands' Virgil van Dijk was in the mixed zone after the 0-0 draw with France and expressed his disappointment because he thought Xavi Simons' disallowed goal was "fair". The defender also took the point against 'Les Bleus' for a good one.

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Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk said Friday after the goalless draw against France that he thought the goal disallowed against team-mate Xavi Simons was "fair" and regretted that the referee disallowed the goal that would have given his side the win.
"I thought it was a fair goal. I saw it from behind and I thought it was correct. But the referee didn't award it and it's a shame," said the Liverpool player.
Van Dijk was not satisfied with his side's performance, although he stressed that the draw was not a bad result for Ronald Koeman's men either: "We came out well on the counter several times. A point is good. You play against France, so it's not surprising that sometimes there are difficulties in different phases of the game," he said.
"It could have been better, but at least we didn't lose. We had to stay solid and hurt them on the counter. Verbruggen (their goalkeeper) was excellent again, but so was the rest of the team. We still have it in our hands (to top their group)," he concluded.



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