Memphis Depay hits back at people criticizing his new headband look: “My girlfriend likes that”

Memphis Depay played a crucial role for his team against Iceland, providing an assist.

Memphis Depay hits back at people criticizing his new headband look: “My girlfriend likes that”

Memphis Depay's new hairstyle was criticized by fans during Netherlands' matches. (via Imago)

Dutch forward Memphis Depay defended his new on-field look, as he hit back at criticism from fans who called out his new hairband choice. The Atletico forward emphasized that while fans might disapprove, his girlfriend loved his new appearance.

Memphis Depay was spotted in his new look, sporting a headband along with a new hairstyle, during Netherlands’ recent friendlies, ahead of the Euros. The 30-year old forward is a part of the Dutch squad at the tournament in Germany. Despite facing criticism for both his look and recent performance dips, the 30-year-old forward silenced critics with a standout performance against Iceland.

Known for his bold style both on and off the field, the former Barcelona forward has always been unapologetic about his looks. In a recent interview, Depay addressed the criticism surrounding his new hairstyle, stating that his girlfriend loved his new look. For Depay, her approval mattered the most to him, and he was happy as long as she approved of his appearance. Additionally, he stated that the headband aided in managing sweat during matches.

Who cares?.... My girlfriend likes that sweatband. Amazing, right? It's a new look and I feel good about it. I'm already thinking about what color I'm going to wear in Germany.
Memphis Depay to reporters after Netherlands vs. Iceland

Depay’s fashion choices have often sparked debate among fans and critics alike. The numerous tattoos on his body, have often come under fire. Despite such criticism, he has believed in his personal style as an expression of his identity.

Memphis Depay in search for a new club after leaving Atletico Madrid as a free agent

Memphis Depay’s contract with Atletico Madrid came to an end this summer, as the player left the Spanish giants as a free agent. The club and the player mutually agreed to part ways, concluding a dismal four-year tenure in Spain.

Memphis Depay Ath Madrid
Memphis Depay left Atletico Madrid at the end of the season as a free agent. (via Football Espana)

The 30-year old Dutch star, who played at both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid during his four-year stint in Spain, made 80 appearances, scoring only 27 goals. This tally was only five goals higher than his single-season performance at Lyon in 2020-21. His poor performances proved to be a hindrance in securing a contract extension with Atletico Madrid.

The former United star will now be on the hunt for a new club. Depay has been on the Inter Milan’s radar for a some time, and could join the Serie A champions alongside new signing Mehdi Taremi, from Porto.

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