Mohamed Ihattaren resumed training at PSV Wednesday. “The coach has indicated that from today he can train again. Furthermore, there is nothing more to report”, said General Director Toon Gerbrands of PSV.
The 19-year-old midfielder was left out of the selection on Sunday for disciplinary reasons for the home game against Ajax (1-1). According to trainer Roger Schmidt, Ihattaren had not acted professionally around the match against Olympiakos Piraeus in the Europa League.
The selection of PSV was free on Monday and Tuesday. Ihattaren was on Wednesday afternoon in the first practice session after the conflict with Schmidt again and he participated in the entire training session with the group.
Mino Raiola, Ihattarens business manager, was angry with PSV and Schmidt on Sunday. He was particularly unpleased with the statement that PSV made and said he wanted to talk about it with the Eindhoven club.
“ Over the past period, the entire staff, player group and management have made every effort to support Ihattaren and make it of value for PSV. He did not seize that opportunity,” said the statement PSV published shortly before the start of the match against Ajax on Sunday.
It was the second time this season that Ihattaren and Schmidt collided. Schmidt had the Utrechter started on the bench in September in the away match against FC Groningen because Ihattaren did not stand on the pitch with the right attitude. When Ihattaren scored against FC Utrecht for the first time this season in mid-December, he ran to the sidelines and embraced Schmidt. It seemed to be good between the two.
After this season, Ihattaren has a one-year contract with PSV. The renewals were launched at the end of last year. Whether there is still a future for Ihattaren at PSV under Schmidt, the coming period must prove.
Tuesday Ajax trainer Erik ten Hag gave his praise about Ihattaren, who flirted with the Amsterdammers several times over the past period. “I think Ihattaren is a great football player,” says Ten Hag. “Truly a fantastic talent. I hope he will come to his senses and show himself to the Netherlands. Good footballers are always welcome at Ajax, but he is now a PSV player.”