Volleyball player Robin de Cruyff will not be playing for the Dutch national team this summer. The 30-year-old middle striker, who won the Champions League for the first time last Saturday, is ready for physical and mental comfort after a tough season in Italy and thirteen years in a row as a national team.
“For the past thirteen years, I have always played for a team and the national team. After a difficult season in Italy, where we basically lived in a closed bubble all season, I need more freedom and more time for myself.” To De Kruijf. Next year, she will consider whether she wants to make herself available to Orange again.
De Cruyff and her team, Imoco Volley Conegliano, won the Italian national title, cup, Super Cup and Champions League this year. Last Saturday, De Cruyff and her team beat her former employer Vakiev Bank Istanbul 3-2 in the final match.
It made its Orange debut in 2008 under national coach Avital Selinger. Since then I have played 347 matches for the Dutch national team.
“Our thanks to Robin de Cruyff is great, because she has made a great contribution to the development of the Dutch team so far. The fact that it is now paused confirms what we have known for some time: the combination of combining the club and the national team is very stressful,” said Joop Alberda, the coach of Nevobo. In the long term, which is why we continue to invest in training players. “