BREWERS boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink had a very successful playing career, nobody would argue that.He represented ten clubs professionally reaching the heights of the Premier League and the Champions League at club level.
Hasselbaink netted 306 times including nine international goals but he admits that every goal he has scored has been an important one.
“It is so long ago I have forgotten about them!
“It is 8/9 years ago since I stopped playing.
“Every goal that I have scored was important for me.”
With 306 goals career goals, how can the boss single out one of his best? It’s simple, he can’t.
“I do remember them but I can’t single one out.”
The Dutchman has pulled on the shirt of the Netherlands 23 times competitively. Hasselbaink came to the attention of Netherlands manager Guus Hiddink whilst playing in England for Leeds United, and made his international debut on 27 May 1998 in a 0–0 draw in a friendly with Cameroon at the GelreDome in Arnhem.
He was part of the Dutch squad for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. With other strikers not fully fit, Hasselbaink started the opening game against Belgium at the Stade de France. He was part of the squad that were knocked out on penalties in the quarter finals against Brazil.
“I think the match that I will always treasure is the match we lost in the world cup semi-final we lost against Brazil on penalties.” Said Hasselbaink.