Being likened to Van Dijk is pleasing – Alexander Djiku – Citi Sports Online
Black Stars and Strasbourg defender, Alexander Djiku says it is humbling to be compared to Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk. Both fans and football analysts have likened Djiku to the Netherlands captain and the French-born player says it is rewarding to be compared to a player of Van Dijk's calibre. "I also learned that a commentator had used it during a match, which is positive. Van Dijk is the best among central defenders, he has exploded in three to four seasons at the international level, so being compared to him is necessarily rewarding."