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Virgil van Dijk sends message to Celtic fans on Twitter, addresses criticism

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has sent a message to Celtic fans.

Virgil van Dijk has moved to clarify his recent comments about former club Celtic.

The centre-back joined Southampton on transfer deadline day, after a successful spell with the Scottish champions.

So it was with some surprise he appeared to speak so dismissively of his spell with the club, in trying to talk up his enjoyment at playing with Southampton.

He was quoted by SkySports: "At Southampton I am learning so much in every game I play, much more than I did in two years at Celtic. I feel I have started quite well. I've played five games and it has been tough. The standard is much quicker than in Scotland."

His comments were not well received, with Frank McAvennie telling the Daily Record that Van Dijk 'lacked class'.

The Dutchman has now taken to his official Twitter account to try and smooth over any misunderstanding, re-affirming his affection for Celtic.


Van Dijk obviously did not mean for his comments to come across negatively for his former club, and will hope there is no damage done, and a line can be drawn under the issue.

(Below: Van Dijk in training for the Dutch national side)

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