Just like Erik Nevland, Virgil van Dijk, Luis Suárez, Hans Hateboer and many other former FC Groningen players, former captain Evgeniy Levchenko bought a season ticket from FC Groningen. Not for themselves, but to help the ailing football club and to help fans who do not have the money for a season ticket.
“But when the news came out that Arjen Robben is returning, I did send a message to the press manager: I want to keep that card myself, so I can go and see Robben in the stadium,” says Levchenko with a wink.
The chairman of the VVCS players’ union is not serious. He is pleasantly surprised by Robben’s return to Groningen.
“It is not only a huge marketing stunt, but it also gives strength to the entire province of Groningen. If Arjen cannot get fit again at the highest level after a year, he is of course an absolute added value. Not only on the field, but also outside. ”
“The young players can learn so much from him. This is a masterstroke from my old teammates Mark-Jan Fledderus and Wouter Gudde ‘, says Levchenko.
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