‘In length, Gravenberch looked down on me at that time, but he still had a lot to learn’

Martijn Reuser is impressed with the development of Ryan Gravenberch. The former wing attacker is youth trainer at the KNVB and made the midfielder of Ajax with it several times.
The only 18-year-old playmaker of Ajax had much to learn when he played under Reuser. โ€œI remember him looking down on me in length,โ€ says the former Ajacied in the podcast of Ajax Life. โ€œBut in football know-how he really had something to learn. One time it was an eight or a nine and the other time it was down. Then you need to take such a boy by the hand and make it clear that it must be better if he wants to reach the top.โ€
According to his former youth trainer, Gravenberch picked that up well. โ€œYou could already see that he had irrevocably great qualities. He was handy to the ball with his long stilts, could pass people and had an eye for the spaces. Now you can see that he has done a lot with our tips. He has had many conversations, also with other trainers and within Ajax and you can now see that he is fulening his potential. Thats really nice to see.โ€