JUSTIN KLUIVERT fired three superb examples of why many are are tipping the teenage Ajax striker to match dad Patrick’s legendary profession
Kluivert Jr glided via for a assured hat-trick, together with a sensational long-ranger because the Dutch giants got here from behind to beat Roda JC 5-1.
Former Holland, Milan and Barcelona striker Patrick by no means managed a treble within the Dutch flight.
And actually 18-year-old son Justin had failed to attain in his earlier eight Eredivisie video games this season.
This time, although, he confirmed stability, swagger and tranquility approach past his years to web one of the crucial thrilling triples seen wherever in Europe this time period.
He snaked in from the left earlier than opening up his physique to stroke an equaliser on 45 minutes.
Then on the hour Kluivert wafted ahead from the touchline, simply contained in the Roda half, minimize inside at tempo and flashed dwelling a 25-yarder.
5 minutes from time he mesmerised the Roda defence as he rolled the ball round along with his studs, earlier than dinking in for an additional agency, precision end.
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All three of Kluivert’s targets nestled contained in the far nook.
And all three have been worthy of successful a match on their very own.
Kluivert Jr advised De Telegraf earlier this yr: “My dad scored the successful purpose within the Champions League last when he was 18, so I’ve a protracted option to go.”
He stated of his Ajax profession: “I wish to be the most effective for a few seasons, rating a couple of targets greater than my dad after which I’ll take into consideration a switch.”
Nonetheless, for all his promise and supreme ambition, Kluivert Jr would absolutely be delighted if he may merely match the achievements of his dad.
Patrick actually launched his profession in 1995 when bagging the one purpose as a late Ajax substitute within the Champions League last in opposition to Milan.
And he went on to notch 40 targets in 79 video games for Holland.
He scored in opposition to Argentina within the 1998 World Cup quarter-finals and in opposition to Brazil in a last-four tie that the all-star Dutch misplaced on penalties.
Kluivert then shared the Golden Boot award at Euro 2000, with 5 strikes from as many video games.
Membership-wise, he shone for Ajax, spent a modest season with Milan, hit 90 targets in 182 video games for Barcelona and had spells with Newcastle, Valencia, PSV Eindhoven and Lille.
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