The reason that Dennis Bergkamp was terrified of flying
Dennis Bergkamp He was one of the best players of the decade 90. Its quality was always undeniable and authored some of the best goals of the decade.
Since the 11 years he rose through the ranks of Ajax Amsterdam up to the first team where he won titles (1 League, 2 Copas, 1 Supercopa, 1 Recopa and 1 UEFA Cup) but above all goals. This served to make the leap to which at that time was the best league in Europe, the Italian, to play for Inter de Milan.
Italy maintained a good level, although he lowered his scoring performance. Italian football is not your game adjusted so it appeared Arsenal to recruit him to England but not before adding another European title, his second UEFA Cup.
In the rows of the Gunners’ He became a legend. Goals and spectacular performances linked to moves to frame the story that became the London club. With the Arsenal He increased his record with two leagues (of 2003-2004 passing into history to finish unbeaten team), 4 FA Cups and other 4 Community Shield.
Of course, parallel to its successes at club level, Dennis Bergkamp He was making history with his national team. The Dutchman was present at the European Championships 1992, 1996 Y 2000 in addition to the US World Cups 1994 Y France 1998. He is currently the fourth highest scorer in the history of the tulip selection.
Dennis Bergkamp's panic to fly
Precisely in its international stage was an incident that marked the life of this great footballer forever. Bergkamp He was never too fond of flying but 1994 He took the planes panic to the point that when he signed for Arsenal it did so under the condition that would allow it to travel on their own games away from home in his private car, something that obviously affected him on his performance on the pitch.
The summer of 1994 Holland He traveled to the United States to dispute World USA 94. Before takeoff and the flight was delayed due to a bomb threat that turned out to be false. But the worst happened aboard that plane and when I was close to reaching American soil delved into an air pocket prompting for a few seconds the device had a free fall.
Despite the great scare, performance Dennis at the world championship it was pretty good even to check in the quarter-final against Brazil in which the Netherlands were eliminated by a score of 2-3 but his phobia of flying lasted to the point of being known also for his phobia of getting on a plane.