Ten Hag: “Data doesnt determine whether or not a player plays or is switched”

Data is canonized by many trainers, but Ajax trainer Erik ten Hag looks at it soberly. Whether players are in need of rest, he doesnt let it depend on numbers.
A technical staff gets a lot of information about players due to data, but it doesn
t put everything. Im not going to be guided by data. Its a confirmation, but data doesnt determine whether or not a player plays or is switched, Ten Hag says Friday at the press conference.
It makes Ten Hag
s life a lot easier when it comes to decision making. Everyone is next to it at times, but the good trainers dont often sit next to it and see it. They make the right choices. Its nice if you can argue it through data.
Ten Hag wants to appeal to players who have just returned from injury. If theyre available, theyre completely. Otherwise, they wont be able to join the selection, because the highest intensity is required in matches.