De Jong hopes for solution to all the misery in the world

Nigel de Jong had a good year. The talented defender made his debut in Ajax 1 and became a mainstay in the squad.

What are you doing at Christmas and/or New Year’s Eve?
,,I celebrate Christmas at my grandmother’s, together with my mum. With presents under the tree and hopefully watching the snow. On New Year’s Eve I’ll be partying with my friends.’’

What is most important of the past year?
,,My debut in Ajax 1.’’

Looking back on 2002…?
,,I was called up to the first team in the last months of 2002 and since then things went very fast for me. It has been a great experience.’’

Expectations for 2003?
,,My mother has to undergo a kidney operation and hope she’ll be alright. And I hope for a good year for Ajax, that we get far in the Champions League, and win the title and the cup. I wish it goes better in countries that are having a hard time and that there will be a solution for all the misery in the world.’’

With whom would you like to drink champagne?
,,Let’s see, there are so many beautiful women in the world…I’ll say Halle Berry. I would not mind having breakfast with her either!’’