Erik ten Hag hopes that Justin Kluivert in the coming years will preserve for Ajax. The coach would like to see the vleugelspeler as soon as possible until mid-2019 current contract extends.
“We need to be somewhat aware that he is not bijtekent, but we are very keen that he does. Here we go still”, said Ten Hag Thursday at his press conference for the thuisduel with AZ on Sunday.
Although the 18-year-old Kluivert at the beginning of march already let us know that he also after 2019 is still Ajax player wants to be, there is still no talk of a new contract for the newly minted Oranje-international.
At Hag is happy with the development of Kluivert, but also sees areas for improvement. “Justin is very, very good, but still very young. His return should still be higher and in big matches he can have more of his stamp.”
In the last two matches of the current season, hopes to Ajax, that the title of PSV lost the second place in the Eredivisie and therefore a ticket for the preliminary round of the Champions League to secure.
AZ has five points less, but can margin is in the Johan Cruijff ArenA, reduce to two. “AZ is working on an excellent season”, also know As Hag. “They have a great team and that way of playing is also very appealing and clear. There, they get me all the compliments.”
At the Hag in the last two races of the season in any case do not have Frenkie de Jong. The midfielder has since the beginning of march out of the rotation by an ankle injury and recently got a kickback, which he started the following season back into action.
Van den Brom
AZ coach John van den Brom hopes that his team against Ajax revancheert for the lost cup final against Feyenoord last week (3-0). The coach has noticed that the defeat in the Cockpit is hard arrived at his team
“We just do not have the level that we are very long in the league have achieved. That disappointment might even be greater than losing the cup final.”
The lost cup final showed once again that AZ a lot of trouble with games against clubs from the top three. The Alkmaarders lost this season, all matches they played against PSV, Ajax and Feyenoord and Van den Brom hopes soon to deal with those bad figures.
“We want to understand in this kind of competitions show and that is too often not successful. Sunday we have a great opportunity for. The longer a match continues, the more chances you have to win. That is certainly in the ArenA of the case”, says Van den Brom.
The match between Ajax and AZ starts Sunday at 14.30 in the Johan Cruijff ArenA, and is under the leadership of referee Serdar Gözübüyük.
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