Louis van Gaal announces he is diagnosed with prostate cancer

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Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal played a friendly against Germany in Amsterdam last week.
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal played a friendly against Germany in Amsterdam last week.AFP7 via Europa Press (Europa Press)

Former Barcelona coach and current Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal revealed on Sunday night that he is suffering from prostate cancer and has had 25 radiotherapy sessions. “The chances that you will die of prostate cancer are not great. In general, it is the underlying diseases from which someone dies, ”explained the 70-year-old technician posing in an interview on the Dutch network RTL4 louisA documentary about his life.

“I had a choice to ask myself: ‘Do I want to show this to people or not?’ Well, I believe sickness and death are part of life”, he remarked. selector Orange He explained that, until now, he had not told the national team players about his illness and that he went to radiotherapy sessions at night after training. “You don’t tell people that you work with them because it affects them, so I thought they shouldn’t know,” Van Gaal said. “He looked at my cheeks red and thought ‘What a healthy man,’ but it’s not like that.”

Koch explained that, in order not to make it public until now, he entered the hospital, where he has been treated for cancer, through the back door. “Of course I’ve told my friends and family, but my surroundings have kept it calm, and it’s been beautiful.” Despite the illness, van Gaal said he intends to continue to coach the Netherlands during the World Cup in Qatar. Orange They will face Senegal, Ecuador and the hosts in the group stage.

Last August, following the Netherlands’ elimination in the second round of the European Championship, Louis Van Gaal took over from Frank de Boer and began his third term in charge of the national team. Orange (He was already in the post from 2000 to the end of 2001 and from 2012 to 2014). “My personal goal is to become a world champion. I want to pass this on to my footballers. But I’m not doing it for myself, but to help Dutch football.” “And, if I had been in a federation position, I would have chosen myself as well. That’s why I said yes,” he said. In last Friday’s World Cup group stage draw, the Netherlands were drawn along with hosts Qatar, Senegal and Ecuador.

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