"Because I'm from West Amsterdam," he explains. "I share all my important goals with my friends still living there."
The wing wrestler still loves his hometown. "If Ajax offered me a youth contract, I probably would not have gone to Manchester City at all," he says. "But Marc Overmars just called when I gave in. Maybe it was good." In Amsterdam, friends wanted to go with me or do wrong things. "Now I went to England with my parents and counted only football. "
Small Bundesliga Differences
After his departure from Ajax, he played football for four years in Manchester City. Last summer was the time for a new step for Dilrosun, 20 years ago. "We had many options, but Hertha BSC was the best choice," he says.
The Bundesliga is not an honorary league in which Ajax has scored seven times against Excelsior by half. "No, certainly not," laughs Dilrosun. "Differences are small, you have to offer everything every week. We have already won this season from Bayern Munich, but on Saturday we also lost 4-1 against Fortune Düsseldorf."
Dilrosun has in a short time the name Hertha BSC as a quick left leeway and left foot. He has already scored two goals and three assists. He drew the attention of national coach Ronald Koeman, who sought to replace Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld. At Oranje he met with Quincy Promes, Pablo Rosario and Steven Bergwijn on Monday. They have also left the Ajax youth academy for several reasons, but now they have also done internationally. "It was a time when Ajax youth players did not give a quick contract," says Dilrosun. "I think it has changed a little now."
The wing wings can make the debut for the Dutch team without being played in the Premier League for a minute, like Jordi Cruijff, Jerrel Hasselbaink and Rob Reekers. If he is playing time against France or Germany, then his apetrothic parents and grandmother Liesbeth are in any case in the stands. "In my youth I often fell asleep with my grandmother," he says. "He lived in Zaandammerplein in the Spaarndammer neighborhood, where I played football every day." When I woke up, I saw all the balls there, not much, now. "Now many young people play football at home for their TV on the computer."
Dilrosun can only guess why his coach, Pal Dardai from Hertha BSC, was extremely critical in his first choice for the Dutch team. "Maybe he wants to keep me sharp or is afraid I'm going to float but that's not the case, I always go to normal and work hard, I'll ask him next week," says the attacker.
"Of course, I'm happy for him, but everything's going too fast," said coach Dardai. "He was applauded by his strong performance at the beginning, but lately he is weak, he has to develop further, only the left foot dribble is not enough. If he played earlier in Christmas in the first two, three games then But Jeff has to change a lot of things and develop further and not immediately, I do not know what to say. He has a lot of potential and has to remain diligent.