Donny Van de Beek believes that it was not a coincidence that he scored at the 34th minute, the same jersey number Nouri wore in his prime.
Rabat – At the moment he scored a goal against Juventus, Ajax Amsterdam’s Donny Van de Beek looked up to see it was the 34th minute, the same number his friend Abdelhak Nouri wore when he played for Ajax.
Van de Beek believes that it was not a coincidence.
“I looked up at the scoreboard after I had scored, saw it was the 34th minute and simply knew that wasn’t a coincidence. It’s something very special. I will never forget that again,” he said after Ajax’s match with Juventus on Tuesday.
Morocco’s Abdelhak Nouri is a former Ajax player who collapsed during a friendly match against Werder Bremen in July 2017 because of a cardiac arrest, causing permanent brain damage. Nouri went into a coma and is still receiving care at a hospital.
Ajax also tweeted in tribute to Nouri.
— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) April 17, 2019