Smiling Ten Hag opposite Van der Vaart: “You certainly say, she must play right?”

After the practice match against Leeds United, Ajax trainer Erik ten Hag spoke to the Ziggo Sport crew and got questions about Christian Rasmussen. The Danish left leg had fallen into the taste of analyst Rafael van der Vaart: Ten Hag also sees it in Rasmussen, but Ten Hag was even more restraining.
Earlier in this preparation campaign, the trainer praised Rasmussen, who was allowed to sign a new contract this week. Wednesday afternoon he played during the practice match between the B teams of Ajax and Leeds United. Van der Vaart enjoyed and Ten Hag is a fan too. Youre definitely saying, its got to play right? Bit of bar talk… , he winks at Van der Vaart. If I see the progression he has shown in the past six weeks, Im happy about it.
The trainer calls Rasmussen a football player after his heart, but stresses that the Dane still needs to improve things. With and without ball. Anticipate and act in case of loss of ball, said Ten Hag, who does not rule out that Rasmussen will soon be able to take minutes at Ajax 1 in competition. I don
t know. Depends on how he manifests itself. That will be especially with Jong Ajax in the beginning. If they manifest themselves there, opportunities will come naturally.

🎙️ Erik ten Hag after the 4-0 victory on Leeds: 💬 Seen a lot of good things but were far from it #ZiggoSport #AJALEE pic.twitter.com/7TmrhtByhn
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