Ajax trainer Erik ten Hag has nothing but praise for Lasse Schöne. The Danish midfielder is on Wednesday evening with sc Heerenveen opposite his old club in the semi-final of the KNVB Cup.
Ten Hag calls Schöne and also ex-Ajacied Siem de Jong great, nice guests, with whom he has a very good bond. “Schöne is of course a great footballer. So intelligent… Ive always enjoyed him so much,” says the Ajax coach at ESPN.
Schöne left Ajax in 2019, after the impressive Champions League year. Now with Edson Álvarez, theres a completely different player in his place. “Why? This has to do with balance in the team,” says Ten Hag, who brings Matthijs de Lit in. “De Ligt took away so much in the back, allowing players like Frenkie de Jong and Schöne to excel. Matthijs was, of course, a rock in the surf.”
Ajax trainer Erik ten Hag has warm memories of Schöne and also discusses the role of Matthijs de Lit.” Lasse Schöne is a great footballer. Ive always enjoyed it so much” pic.twitter.com/9AKS7H3xGN
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