Jeffrey Lang, the father of Noa Lang, thinks that one day his son will shine again in Ajax‘s shirt. The wing attacker is currently making a furore at Club Brugge and will be finally taken over by the Belgians after this season.
At the beginning of this season, Ajax trainer Erik ten Hag made it clear that there was no future for Lang in Amsterdam. His father does not want to say much about it, but expresses the expectation that son Noa will ever play in the white-red-white shirt again. “Ajax will always be our club,” he says to de Volkskrant. “Someday Noa will shine there.”
Criticism of the ways Lang would have waved his father away. “Noa is just like me,” he explains. “On certain points selfish, pronounced, but honest and at home very quiet. I have five children with four women. That’s because I‘m not the cheerful man I’m at work at home. All I said was, I‘m about to watch Noa’s training. And then no one will stop me.”
According to father Jeffrey, too much attention should not be paid to peripheral issues when it comes to his son. “Noa lives for football too. They call him a guy from the street because of how he talks, his tattoos, his attitude. But Noa was never really on the street, he was just playing football.”