AC Milan’s Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong has revealed that he is slowly coming to his best once again and he is looking forward to becoming a key member for both and country as well.
The 28 year old moved from Manchester City to the Italian giants in the summer of 2012 after a lack of playing time under Roberto Mancini but a serious injury forced him to miss much of the action in the later part of his first season at the San Siro.
However, he has since made a successful return to the club and is hopeful that regular first team opportunities coupled with a good run of form will hopefully get him back into the fold of The Netherlands national team under Louis Van Gaal.
According to Nigel de Jong, he feels as if he is merely 20% away from his very best. He stated that he feels well and he has played a lot of matches for the club in recent times as well and everything seems to be going fine right now.
He also mentioned he wants to become an important member of the Milan team once again and then force his way back into the national team, especially ahead of the World Cup in Brazil. He stated that this year is very important for all the Dutch players with the World Cup looming large and he hopes by February or March 2014, he will be able to get back into the national team and will be ready to pack his bags for Brazil.
Nigel de Jong played in Milan’s 1-1 draw against Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League and he feels the team deserved a lot more than the point they got from the match and felt they could have won it as well.