Ajax trainer Erik ten Hag left Maarten Stekelenburg and Nicolás Tagliafico out of the team for the game against Leeds United, the last practice game of this preparation. Both the European and Copa América goers suffer from minor complaints and is left out of the team as a precaution.
Tagliafico also seems to miss the Johan Cruijff Scale duel with PSV. In any case, his absention has nothing to do with a possible transfer, says Ten Hag. “As far as I dont know,” he tells Ziggo Sport.
Anyway, Ajax doesnt seem where Ten Hag wants to be yet. “At the moment, our team is not fit to perform the playing mode I have in mind. And well have to deal with that,” says the Ajax trainer, with Saturdays PSV match in mind. “In the end, well have to find a way to win.”
Players can also wet their chest on Wednesday: Marcelo Bielsas Leeds United is known for its energetic playing style. “I loved the fact that this option came by, just like Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig. We play against a lot of different types of football. Thats great about the preparation, you can practice against very different tactics.”
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