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Bergkamp, genius with fear of flying

Bergkamp, genius with fear of flying
Dennis Bergkamp Dutch with fear of flying

Few would think that the panic was happening to fly MA Barracus on Team A would reflect the reality. But often, fiction surpasses reality and that is the case of our protagonist: fine Dutch designer Dennis Bergkamp. One of the biggest strikers that Holland has throughout its history, and also one of the classiest players in recent years.

Bergkamp is talking about talking about vaselinas, magic turns, cuts, great assistance,or impossible but mostly elegance goals. Without being a natural goalscorer, few players have treasured this kind of blond striker who just lowered his head from the front to tie the boot. So good it turned out that luxury in their contracts to include a clause in which he was allowed to travel outside their companions when they utilize aircraft allowed. In fact, it was not uncommon to see him move over several days from UK to Spain, Russia and Germany by car

Dennis Bergkamp was afraid of flying but not on the lawn.
Dennis Bergkamp was afraid of flying but not on the lawn.

Dennis Bergkamp's story began in Amsterdam, city ​​where he was born in 1969. After a few years the ranks of Ajax, Johan Cruyff and 1986 but they IBA, with scarcely 17 years, the alternative to debut in first division. A step that proved fruitful, because the Dutch club achieved with the UEFA, one Recopa, League, Dutch Cup, two trophies for best player, and for three consecutive years to finish as top scorer Eurodivisie.

His successful spell at Ajax led him in the summer of 93 to move to Inter Milan, club where he spent two years. In the first one, again he is adding a new UEFA Cup. further, at the end of the season, He participated in the World 94, origin of their fear of flying. And the trip to America was anything but quiet, first as a bomb threat at the exit of the Dutch expedition to North America and then we landed near a bag of cold air that caused a free fall height of the aircraft made Bergkamp had real dread to catch planes. However, its share of the world was positive and made it to the quarterfinals with a very creditable personal performance (Particularly noteworthy is the goal to Brazil in the quarterfinals).

Bergkamp against Argentina in France 98.
Bergkamp against Argentina in France 98.

Worse things would go in his second year at Inter, where the iron defensive tackles and excessive control and hardness of the Italian defenses led to the transfer of Bergkamp to Arsenal at the expense of 7.5 millions of euros. It would be the “gunners” be achieved where the real Dennis Bergkamp, thanks to the understanding achieved in the hands of French coach Arsene Wenger to get him his best game.

With the London club, Bergkamp achieve three Premier League, four FA Cup and many other Old English Supercopas. But it would be especially spectacular goals that would win the hearts of British fans. The 17 May 2006, in the Champions League final against Barcelona, would end up losing Arsenal 2-1 He played his last official match. After he received the tribute he deserved among friends to close the career of an exceptional player.

Dennis Bergkamp-homenaje
So goodbye Dennis Bergkamp, between friends.
Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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