Ten Hag: Ajax must change style after Ziyash moves to Chelsea


Ajax Amsterdam coach Eric Ten Hag before the Getafe meeting in the European Football League in Getafe on February 20, 2020. Photo: Sergio Perez-Reuters.

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Ajax Amsterdam coach Eric Ten Hag has said his team needs to change his playing style after Hakim Ziash’s move to Chelsea and the possibility of up to six players leaving before the start of the season in the Dutch Football League.

Ziash was one of the most important elements of Ajax when he reached the UEFA Champions League semi-finals last season, as he clearly starred in the Dutch League, but the club’s success attracts great offers to its players.

Last season, Frankie de Jong moved to Barcelona and Matisse de Liech joined Juventus, and Joel Feltman recently joined Brighton & Hove Albion and Sven Potman to Lille.

It is also possible that Andre Onana, Nicholas Tagliafico and Donny van de Beek will leave before the new season begins next month.

“If you lose players who have a significant impact on performance, the style will change,” Ten Hag told Dutch television station Nos on Sunday.

“The team lacks specific capabilities, but certainly the goal remains unchanged. Expectations must always be raised from last season. The challenge is to get more players out there. ”

“We have developed a strong squad. We have two players in each position except the left-back. We will see if we can compensate for that internally, or we will search for a player from abroad. ”

Ajax signed a contract with young Brazilian striker Anthony from Sao Paulo for 15 million euros, but Ten Hag confirmed that the player would need some time to cope.

“He will enter a new competition on a new continent in a different language. He has special capabilities and we’ll see how that will work for Ajax. ”

Osama Khairy prepared for the Arab publication


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