AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong says the sacrifices he's made during his career have been worth it.
The Dutchman was speaking with Forza Milan.
De Jong said: "It is normal that some friendships are lost along the way, mostly because many people are struggling do deal with the way of life you have.
"The other thing that perhaps you give up on is the carelessness of the guys, going out with friends and to the clubs, because obviously the training of professionals requires perseverance and commitment.
"But for me it was absolutely worth it - I make my living doing what I love to do the most, I can buy whatever I want and keep my family happy.
"If you put this on a small scale against the sacrifices, I would say that on paper it is absolutely worth it."
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