Hip-hop artist Freezy was once invited to the development in Shoreditch too and he took on Van Dijk on the hit sport.
Freeze tweeted forward of the night: “Looking forward to the #FIFA18UKLAUNCH to play the big man himself @VirgilvDijk #YNWA.”
The pair engaged in light-hearted banter whilst they had been there however it resulted in a tweet after that will fear Saints fanatics.
Freezy wrote to his 1.2million fans: “Thanks for the FIFA 18 game today and let’s have a rematch when you’re in Liverpool in January mate @VirgilvDijk.”
Van Dijk was once determined to go away St Mary’s this summer time however Southampton dug their heels in and stopped the centre-back leaving.
He himself tweeted ultimate night time: “Enjoyed myself at the #FIFA18 launch event, need a rematch with @darealakinfenwa and @rioferdy5 though @EASPORTSFIFA @unilad.”
Southampton supervisor Mauricio Pellegrino is thinking about thrusting Van Dijk into his beginning line-up in an try to shackle free-scoring Manchester United.
Holland defender Van Dijk has no longer began a sport for 8 months after struggling a major foot harm in January after which handing in a switch request during the summer time.
The 26-year-old made his first-team go back instead in the 1-Zero victory at Crystal Palace ultimate weekend and may just now be referred to as upon on Saturday to lend a hand nullify a United aspect which has hit 16 targets in their opening 5 Premier League video games.
“We’ll decide on Friday,” mentioned Pellegrino when requested if Van Dijk will line-up towards Jose Mourinho’s males.
“But each unmarried week, Virgil is vital as a result of he is getting higher.
“After a protracted time frame with out taking part in a sport, now he is coaching neatly once more and it is excellent information for us as a result of we want Virgil, like each unmarried participant in our squad.
“I think every single week he will improve but at the same time he needs to train, he needs to play because the best training session for me is to play games.”
Wantaway centre-back Van Dijk – who was once related Chelsea too earlier than the closure of the switch window – featured in every other sport for Saints’ Under-23 aspect this week.
His supervisor mentioned the previous Celtic participant will proceed to be to be had for second-string fixtures in order to regain health.
“Some of them, yes,” Pellegrino added. “I would like to introduce him little by little.”