The ide that VVD has "caused a massive improvement" is ridiculous.
Agreed. People will make really stupid claims to avoid giving credit to a player they have in their head they don't rate. Obviously it does not hurt to play alongside the best CB in the sport, but to say VVD is THE
reason for Matip's play is just flat out ignorant. Joel had a very solid first year and then struggled with injuries, but his own maturity, coaching and entering his prime years has also helped in his high performance, as well as having the run of games and being free of injury as you mentioned.