Johan Derksen thinks that Ajax is scratching behind his ears now that Noa Lang goes like a rocket in Belgium. He is the big man at Club Brugge and is already called the best player in the Belgian competition. The Latest News spoke to Derksen about Lang.
“At Ajax, the story is that Lang had a lot of competition,” says Derksen. “While he had “the way “over him. The “airtje “of “Im a big boy.” This was not accepted by the players already arrived. You saw, of course, that he was bursting with talent. It was just a matter of time, and it has now become apparent. Now he has ended up in a hot bath in Belgium. In terms of atmosphere, it is a party — much more friendly and cozy than in the Netherlands. I remember that from my time as a journalist when I joined you.”
It strikes Derksen that besides Lang, Ruud Vormer, Stefano Denswil and Bas Dost excel in Belgium. He calls it “a mockery.” “It is laughable that four very useful players play for the Dutch competition in Bruges. We cant compete with England and Spain, okay? If we are already trumped by Belgium, we have become a Mickey Mouse competition.”
“Shaper, who doesnt really have anything special right now. Thats just a hard worker. Bas Dost, on the other hand, Feyenoord scores hard, Ajax counted 22 million euros for Haller. I dont know if Bruges pays him an insane salary, but Dost, like Lang, would not be out of place at the top Dutch clubs.”