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Southampton defender Van Dijk proud of captaincy chance

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk was proud to lead the team last night.

He took over the captain's armband from usual skipper Jose Fonte as the south coast side recorded a 3-0 Europa League victory over Sparta Prague - their first win of the season.

"It feels great," said the former Celtic defender. “We played great football – good goals and a great night.

“I think three goals at home, a clean sheet is the perfect night for us and hopefully we can build on this now.

“It's an honour to lead my team out and I'm very proud to be captain of Southampton today and I'm glad we had the win."

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