‘To the national coach if he still sees it in me’

‘To the national coach if he still sees it in me’
Kika van Es

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Kika van Es has ended her career after fourteen seasons at the highest level. This is reported by her club PSV on its website. Van Es wore the shirt of the Dutch national team 77 times, with which she became the European champion in 2017.

Van Es does still have the quiet hope of being on hand next summer when the Dutch national team will compete at the World Cup in New Zealand and Australia.

“I’m fit and I’m playing soccer again. So there is always a chance that I can still go to the World Cup. That’s what I’m doing everything for now,” she told the radio program Langs de Lijn En Omstreken. “It’s up to the national coach whether he still sees it in me.”

The 31-year-old defender played a total of five seasons for the club from Eindhoven. Her last game was the cup final, in which PSV lost 4-0 to FC Twente on Friday.

She also came out for Willem II, VVV-Venlo, Ajax , FC Twente and Everton. With FC Twente she captured the national title twice.

Best choice

Van Es returned to PSV last summer. It was announced earlier this month that her contract in Eindhoven would not be renewed. “It’s the best choice, but it’s never a nice decision after such a career,” Van Es said.

Kayleigh Williams