Former Everton star Heitinga complains about scaled-back lifestyle in retirement

John Heitinga wasn’t a half-bad player during his time at Everton.

During his pomp under David Moyes at Goodison Park, you’d probably put the former Holland centre-back in the top half of Premier League defenders.

But he wasn’t a world-beater. The great strikers in the league would have much preferred to face Heitinga than the likes of Vincent Kompany, Nemanja Vidic or John Terry.

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Despite being quite good but not that good, Heitinga, who retired at the end of last season after a second spell at Ajax, has complained about the more modest lifestyle he has to adhere to since hanging up his boots.

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“When I was still playing football we had a lot more money coming in. Our expenditures were likewise. Now we are trying to adjust,” he told 1limburg.

“In the past, we sometimes chartered a private jet, but we don’t do that now.

“On holidays we do still rent a fancy villa, but you get different categories of ‘fancy’.”

It must be a hard life for the man who became the fifth player to be sent off in a World Cup final in 2010 …

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