Noa Lang felt he was driven by Erik ten Hag to the exit at Ajax. The wing attacker, who now plays at Club Brugge and is doing very well there, did not have a good connection with the trainer.
Long could have signed up, but felt that that wouldnt be the right decision. “The trainer said that I would play an important role”, says the Rotterdammer to De Cceit. “But Im glad I decided to look at that and not blindly signed my new contract. The first three games gave me seven minutes of playing time and I knew enough: I have to go for my own development.”
The 21-year-old assailant has had a very difficult time with that. “Do you know how difficult that decision was? I can be tough, but I did have to tarn several times. I felt so at home, but I was driven to the exit. But my departure was certainly not just Ajaxs fault. Ive had my stupid moments, I havent behaved well. To a large extent, it is also up to myself.”
Ten Hag decided to put Lang out of the selection once in response to his behaviour. “Its obvious that the trainer and me didnt work well. Everyone loved me at Ajax, except for one person. A lot of people think Im a funny, cheerful little guy who can play football. Only not everyone could deal with that. The moment I indicated that a transfer would be better, I was no longer included in the trainers plans.”
“I wanted to be rented, but he was so angry that he wanted to sell me,” continues the attacker. “The management did not, but the trainer got his way. No, I never spoke to him again, and I dont need it. A new chapter has begun, and Im going to make it a success. Cant you see how good Im in my skin? I am grateful to Club Brugge for that. I want to repay the people here with the championship.”