How former AZ player Tijjani Reijnders grew from unknown to undisputed at the Dutch team in one year

How former AZ player Tijjani Reijnders grew from unknown to undisputed at the Dutch team in one year Sport

The signatures are quickly signed and Reijnders follows in the footsteps of Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard. Suddenly the spotlight is on him. Inside no time he was nicknamed ‘Power Reijnders’. AC Milan coach Stefan Pioli is also quick to praise him. “Tijjani is too smart a player.”

Power Reijnders

A Dutchman who shines every week in the red and black of Milan. National coach Ronald Koeman cannot ignore this either. ‘Power Reijnders’, as he is called at his club, will make his debut for the Dutch national team against Greece on September 7. As a substitute. Three days later against Ireland he also came on. He will then start against France, Greece and Ireland.

The icing on the cake came last Friday. He scores his first goal for the Dutch team against Scotland. Completely in a characteristic way. With a flaming long shot he ‘blasts the wall’. These are typical expletives that are used for the goals that Reijnders regularly scores.

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