Ajax-trainer Erik ten Hag can say little to do with the criticism he gets that he compared to his fired predecessor Marcel Emperor, little change has made in the team.
“It is not a stage where you just on the competition you’ve started”, started the 48-year-old Haaksberger Friday story on the press conference prior to the away game on Sunday against PEC Zwolle.
“The automatisms should be already there inside. I have no reasons to many things to change and to experiment, because if you do, then the loss of points deliver. However, the process can in the long term will be of good help.”
At Hag emphasized, however, that since his arrival in the winter break, certain things in the game of Ajax has changed and be on it in the 2-1 win thuisduel of last week with FC Twente.
“The turnout we had last week have made… With Veltman to the city center, Kristensen to the right and Frenkie to the society; that was something I didn’t know.”
“But we do have other accents are made. I have indicated that we are more directly in the opponent’s goal had to come. The goal against FC Twente was a perfect example of this.”
At Hag makes in Zwolle not use the services of Nick Viergever, although the defender this week after long-term injuries again in the training resumed.
“He has mid-november on a visit to NAC Breda for the last participated. Now that he is back on the training ground, is a positive sign.”
At Hag had further good news to report about Kasper Dolberg. The striker is already almost two months because of a foot injury, but the end of the rehabilitation is in sight.
“The good news is that this weekend off the cover. From Monday, he can go work out. The major drawback of the past weeks was the plaster which he technically could do anything. But by the time of the final stage of the competition, I am assuming that he is fit again.”
Ajax must be in the remaining eleven speelrondes in the Premier league seven points to make up on leader PSV, which is the Saturday in their own home win against sc Heerenveen.
PEC Zwolle-Ajax starts on Sunday at 16.45 hours in the MAC3PARK stadium and is headed by referee Kevin Blom.
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