According to sources from Mike Verweij, things have changed in communication at Ajax since Alfred Schreuder left Amsterdam. While the former assistant of Erik ten Hag was closely involved in communication with the players, Ten Hag would pay little attention to that.
“What you now hear from the selection, business observers and parents is that he (Schreuder, ed.) Is also a connector in all respects,” said the Ajax watcher in the football podcast of The Telegraph. ‘Among the Latinos, there are guys that Ten Hag hasn’t talked to for two months. That doesn’t work with a Latino. Schreuder was someone who put an arm around his shoulder and talked to the boys who were less involved. ”
“Ten Hag is sitting, what you hear, a lot of things to do in his trainer’s room,” the reporter continues. ‘He is much less approachable than Schreuder. Schreuder was praised, perhaps too much, which made Ten Hag and Overmars let him go easily. They found that he attracted a lot of last year’s success. Now it comes down to it, he is missed. ”
Valentijn Driessen sat on the press stand of the Johan Cruijff ArenA on Sunday during AZ home and noticed something remarkable there. ‘Last Sunday we heard Richard Witschge shout the first half like I never heard him shout. Witschge is always calm himself and always a bit distant, but he was full of it. He was crying out to the bank that things were going wrong and nothing was being done. ”