Daley Blind was rented out by Ajax to FC Groningen in the 2009/2010 season and arrived at the Pride of the North at his first training without having breakfast. He was under the assumption that breakfast would be arranged for him, but it wasn‘t.
Blind was rented out by Ajax to Groningen to gain play time there. With the northerners, however, things went slightly different than in Amsterdam. In an ESPN documentary, the leftist is asked about whether he played his first training on an empty stomach. “That story is true yes,” Blind responds. “We always had breakfast at Ajax, but not at Groningen.”
The difference between the top club and the subtopper became clear to the defender there immediately. “That may have been the spoiled behavior that was normal for me at Ajax, but that was not normal in Groningen,” says Blind. “Daley went into training with an empty stomach, haha! There was just nothing to eat. At least that didn’t happen to me again after that.”
🍿 The spoiled behavior might be. What was normal for me at Ajax was not normal here” 📺 ESPN ⏰ 9:30 PM
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