Netherlands: Van Gaal reassured about his state of health after announcing he was diagnosed with cancer

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Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal announced a few days later that he was suffering from cancer. He underwent surgery and several radiation therapy sessions.

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Dutch coach Louis van Gaal, who announced last week that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, reassured his health status on Monday, noting that his radiotherapy sessions as well as operations were “behind him”. .

“I had 25 radiotherapy sessions, he told Dutch news agency ANP. Then I had to wait five or six months to see if it had any effect. It did.” Since his prostate operation in February, everything “is a matter of ‘training’ everything. It takes a while,” he admitted according to ANP.

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“It should only get better now”

Van Gaal revealed last Sunday that he had been suffering from prostate cancer since 2020, while assuring that the disease would not stop him from traveling to Qatar for the World Cup (21 November – 18 December). The media then reported that he had undergone 25 sessions of radiotherapy, especially in the evening or at night, during the “Orange” team’s regrouping.

“These radiotherapy sessions were behind me before I signed the contract with the KNVB (Dutch Football Federation, editors note)” in August, however, van Gaal was corrected by the public television NOS on Monday evening in a preview of his film “Louis”. . in Amsterdam. He was supposed to have an operation at least in February. “It should only get better now. It’s a matter of time,” he reassured.

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The announcement that the former Ajax Amsterdam coach FC Barcelona, ​​Bayern Munich and the 70-year-old Manchester United was sick has caused a worldwide sensation. “I never thought it would have such an impact in the world,” he told NOS.

“I find it amazing. I get emotional about it, I have tears in my eyes but it also gives me energy that so many people care about me,” he added of all the tokens of support he received. The paid Dutch selection in Group A of the World Cup, along with Qatar, Senegal and Ecuador, will play the competition’s first match against the Senegal Lions on 21 November. Louis van Gaal intends to join the game.

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