Stepan PAK, “FACTS”
Famous ex-football player, Ajax, real Madrid and inter, world Vice-champion in the national team of the Netherlands 36-year-old Wesley Snyder who retired in 2018, 27 June, will present his autobiography. However, some of its excerpts have already published the Dutch edition: Frank confessions of the player missing.
In particular, the famous Dutchman told about the dark days in Real Madrid, in which he in 2007 he moved from Ajax for 27 million euros (a record transfer amsterdamtsev at the time), but was not able to be in the Spanish capital of their own.
“The sports Director “real” Predrag mijatovich at Amsterdam airport sounded to me the conditions that they propose, wrote the champion of the Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Turkey Wesley Snyder. — He showed me the piece of paper on which was stated the amount of 3 million euros per season with a 5-year contract. Wow, I thought at that moment, because in Ajax I have earned only a million.
I was young, considered themselves successful and enjoyed being in the spotlight. For me was no problem to spend several thousand euros. I visited night clubs and was able to entertain all present. Even when I was very drunk, still continued to buy alcohol. Company I made some players “real” — most often it was Guti. Alcohol, lots of friends, popularity, prostitutes…
These regular parties with other women… My heart was beside his wife, but the body, unfortunately, no. Maybe that’s when something went wrong. I was a weak person, unable to withstand the frenzied popularity.
I admit, I didn’t even notice that the bottle of vodka became my best friend. But the drug is not consumed only alcohol. I was completely alone — his wife left and took their son Jesse, whom I saw very rarely. I thought no one would notice my adventures, because every morning I woke up and quietly went to the gym, as if nothing had happened.
Of course, it affected my form, but at that moment I didn’t feel that — it seemed to me that alcohol does not affect. It was an illusion — it is clear that I seriously passed. I was only saved by the technique and football intelligence, because training was given harder and harder. I literally hid from the coach, naively believing that no one would notice.
At the same time, I believe that in the “Real world” played quite well. Although many said that I could give the club a lot more. The same van Nistelroy and Robben repeatedly asked me to stop drinking alcohol and to take his head, but, unfortunately, did not happen. My attitude to football is not consistent with the status of the player of real Madrid.
In addition to alcohol, even in the Netherlands I felt a serious passion for gaming. Once Patrick Kluivert I lost 30 thousand euros for a few hours, but I forgave him this debt.
Subsequently, I faced similar problems when he confessed to his wife about the problems with alcohol and marital fidelity. She left me and moved to the United States. Still feel guilty, because it was the woman of my dreams. She trusted me, knowing about my adventures. Not once she asked me what I was missing. Why I did with her? Don’t know, but the pain came later, because I ruined the perfect family”.
By the way, the offer of marriage to his current wife, the actress “soap operas” Iolanta of Cabau van Kasbergen — Snyder did on the plane when his team, the Italian “inter”, flew to London for the second leg of the Champions League against Chelsea. With the first wife, Raymoney, Wesley and I broke up and not to bring the case to trial, left the wife with kids 6 million euros.
Wesley Snyder from second wife and children after his farewell match in 2018
Recall that after two years in the “Real world” Snyder moved to inter, where he won the Champions League and became the champion of Italy. 36-year-old Dutchman played for “Ajax”, “nice”, “Galatasaray” and “al-Garash”. In addition, the champion team of the Netherlands on the number of matches spent in its composition (134 match, 31 goals), Vice world champion 2010 and winner of the “bronze” Euro 2004 and world Cup 2014.
Earlier, the “FACTS” reported that having problems with alcohol Poland legend Andrzej Szarmach convicted of domestic violence.
Photo Getty Images