Kieft expects Blind intervention at Ajax: ‘Defensively, the balance was completely lost’

Wim Kieft expects Daley Blind to disappear from the center of the Ajax defense again. According to the former striker, the duel with PSV for the Johan Cruijff Scale showed that the Amsterdammers are too vulnerable defensively.
‘At Ajax, there are big questions about the ideal staffing on the field’, Kieft notes in his column in De Cceit. ‘The competition for the Johan Cruijff Scale revealed the defensive vulnerability in Amsterdam. Erik ten Hag finally solved this in his last season by posting Lisandro Martinez in the center next to Jurriรซn Timber. Martinez even left a transfer to Manchester United. ‘
As a result of this intervention, Daley Blind came to play left-behind,โ€ continues Kieft, who thinks that Alfred Schreuder will eventually come to that decision. โ€œSchreuder chose against PSV for a return of Blind to the center of the defense with Owen Wijndal as the rear left. Offensively it looked good, but defensively the balance was completely lost. Even with Mexican Edson Alvarez just before the defense.โ€
Although it is still too early for a judgment on Calvin Bassey, Kieft expects the Nigerian international to take a base spot. ‘Bassey seems destined for the defensive center and that would benefit the defensive balance at Ajax. Blind and Wijndal will then have to fight it out in the rear left position. ‘