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Schöne on son: “He wanted a shirt with The Young’

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Lasse Schöne against PEC Zwolle

Saint nicholas had a special gift in store for the son following his departure to chelsea Lasse Schöne. “A beautiful shirt of Ajax,” laughs the Danish midfielder. “Not one with the number 20, and my name above it. He wanted to be number 21 of Frenkie de Jong. And that he has received.”

Schöne understand the eight-year-old Robin is. “I think I done the same,” he says. “I think it is also cool in front of his friends. In the past, it was mainly Lasse this and Lasse. But he gets happy more and more their own opinion.”

In his current role as the most defensive midfielder is Schöne maybe not the most outstanding player of the current number two of the premier league, all of that changes when a free-kick is whistled. Particular, it is known that he is again for the seventh season in a row, the shirt of Ajax is wearing. Just eleven duels and he lost Sören Lerby as a foreigner with the most matches (269) for Ajax. “I am not the statistics, but that would make me very proud”, says the international two weeks ago, his contract until the summer of 2020, as extended.

“I am of Ajax love,” says Schöne. “The head equipment manager to the people who have the coffee pouring and sandwiches lubrication. It is a hot club, that will almost everyone confirm that here for a while has been. All must of course be followed. There was once foreign interest for me. But up until now was that not nice enough to help Ajax to leave. This I do not. I do not exclude that I ever left, but it could also just be that I am here, my career is closed.”

Ajax has something away from Bayern Munich, says Schöne about the opponent Wednesday in a sold-out Johan Cruijff ArenA. “Most of the titles of the country, the most fans, and every opponent is just a little something extra for you to win”, he narrates. “Only Bayern is still a little larger. That brought in the first duel, with us yet a great player like James Rodríguez in the field. That says a lot.”

Only a victory over Bayern Munich, helping Ajax to the group’s profit and possibly a little less heavy draw for the eighth finals. “If we play as in the away game, then we have definitely a good chance”, referring Schöne on the tie in bayern (1-1). “When we were after a quarter of an hour the better team. Why should it not again?”

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