As already mentioned, Tijn’s height is a huge advantage on high balls. Just like his role model, he is not afraid to pick the ball up just above your head during a corner kick or free kick. His height also gives him a good advantage in 1 on 1 situations. By not being afraid and not falling backwards, he has a great range which the striker has to get past.
We would also like to share with you a remarkable statement. A few months ago, we had the opportunity to accompany the goalkeeper during a training session with Tom Soetaers, who also has a history with KRC Genk. He told the players that nobody remembers a player because he was a bit good at this or a bit good at that. No, the players who get recognition are often players who are good at something. That is why he advised the players to build on what they are good at, to excel at it.