Mon. Aug 26th, 2019

"De Jong has rested and I'm counting on him"

"De Jong has rested and I'm counting on him"

Frenkie de Jong could not finish the last game of Ajax. Even though the Ajacied team was losing at the Heracles field, Erik ten Hag, the Ajax coach, was surprised to remove one of his stars with discomfort in the adductor of his left leg. Four days remained for the match against Madrid and the coach of the Dutch team ensures that De Jong is ready to play.

"Frenkie is fine," said Ten Hag, who almost took for granted the participation of the new signing of Barcelona in the first leg of the eighth of the Champions. "Last week I had a problem in the adductor. It seemed that it was fine (before the Heracles game) and then a little less. He has had a few days to rest. I count on him for tomorrow. Although there is still a lack of training, "he recalled.

The technician's defense

I'm sure Frenkie wants to close the season well with Ajax and make a good game against Madrid. "

Ten Hag admitted that for De Jong playing against Madrid will be special because, starting next season will be his great rival in the league. "He is happy to play the game like all of us. I guess you will have that special motivation. But we are all motivated to play in the last rounds of the Champions, "he acknowledged.

The Ajax coach came up against those who criticize the player for thinking more about his future at the Camp Nou than his present at Ajax. "I am sure that Frenkie only wants one thing and that is to close the season well with Ajax and that means making a good game against Madrid," he said.

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