Reijnders ‘very proud’ to be a Milan player as he reflects on Netherlands debut

By Oliver Fisher -

There was a very proud moment for Tijjani Reijnders last night as he made his senior debut for the Netherlands, and he reacted to the occasion on Dutch radio.

Reijnders has already emerged as an early fan favourite after his arrival from AZ Alkmaar over the summer as he has instantly taken a spot in the three-man midfield and took just 11 minutes to get his first assist.

With this rise in reputation has come international recognition. He got a spot in the Dutch squad just prior to making the move to Italy, and then last night he came off the bench in the second half for his senior debut.

Reijnders spoke during an interview with NOS after his official debut with the Dutch national team, also answering questions on his first few weeks at Milan, with his comments relayed by PianetaMilan.

“During the speech I said I was very proud. This is what you dream of as a child. When you watch the European Championships and World Cups, you think: I want that too. I’m very proud to be able to wear the orange shirt,” he said.

He was asked by the journalist whether it is easier to play for Milan than it was for AZ.

“No, because I was also called up to AZ once. The important thing is what you show on the pitch. Whether it’s at AZ or Milan, it shouldn’t be important.”

Finally, he was also asked about the nickname ‘Power Reijnders’ that has emerged since he joined the Rossoneri.

“It comes from Power Rangers. Yes, they did something nice with it. It’s a very nice club to play football for, with a lot of fans, and I’m very proud of that.

“Just as I’m proud of the fact that I’m managed to make his debut with the Netherlands. This is just the beginning: the goal is a starting place and for this I have to prove my worth in the next training sessions.”

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