Dennis Bergkamp is one of the footballers who makes my top one hundred best players of all time list. Let me explain why. First and foremost, Bergkamp was the sought of player who would turn a game around and i mean this literally.
Remember France 98? The Holland vs Argentina quarter final is a match i know i will never forget. That day the Dutch prevailed beating a very strong Argentina 2-1. Bergkamp’s goal which gave the Netherlands the win was one of the best goals i have ever seen. In fact it was the goal of the tournament and it was also the goal that helped put Bergkamp in the league of elite Dutch greats like Cruyff, Kluivert, Van Basten and Ruud Gullit.
Bergkamp had a relaxed style of play that i can only compare to Kaka. He was among a strong world cup squad that had the likes of Davids, Kluivert, the De Boer brothers and Overmars. I honestly believed that France 98 belonged to the Dutch. They had all the atributes of a wining team. Sadly, it was never to be. They were eliminated by an impessive Brazil in the Semi final.
That to me was the best chance for a Dutch World Cup triumph. Their current team might be getting the results but they are a pale shadow of their former stars. Bergkamp not only had a brilliant Dutch career. His club career was also one to marvel at.
Playing for some of the best clubs in the world like Ajax, Inter Milan and Arsenal, the dutch forward decided to call it quits in 2006 ending his career with the Gunners. Now 40 years old, Bergkamp is considering a return to England but this time as a coach. He has been learning the ropes under his former boss Arsene Wenger and he has expressed his desire to take up a role at the Emirates.
Personally, i feel that if Wenger were to leave Arsenal for any reason then he can rest assured that Bergkamp can get the job done. There is no doubt that he will go on to achieve the success that he enjoyed as a player.