Twente Star Luuk De Jong Delighted With Personal Development

Twente attacker Luuk de Jong is over the moon with the progress he's made this season.
Young attacker Luuk de Jong has developed into a key player at Twente in the 2010-11 campaign and the Netherlands under-21 star is quite pleased with the progress he's made in the past couple of months.

"Everything goes so fast. Suddenly you're playing in the Champions League. I never dreamed of that as a small child. Sometimes you pinch yourself to see if it's true," said De Jong on the official UEFA website.

"As a young boy you always watched the Champions League; you always sat in front of the TV on Tuesday and Wednesday. Now to play in it is simply fantastic.

"I'm a striker and I will stay a striker. Now I'm playing as a No.10 but I prefer to play in the striker's position and focus on that. I'm often used as a No. 10 and for my development that is very good, as it means I will know as a striker what the player behind me thinks and does.

The Twente star also took the time to discuss the performances of his brother Siem de Jong, currently under contract with Ajax.

"I never looked at Siem's development with a jealous eye. It was more a feeling of pride. Indeed, Siem's development opened my eyes and motivated me. I saw what was possible by working very hard and investing in yourself."

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