Ajax coach Emperor well prepared in the direction of competitiestart against Heracles

Ajax coach Emperor well prepared in the direction of competitiestart against Heracles

Ajax-trainer Marcel Emperor is convinced that his team is ready for the competitiestart against Heracles. The Locals go on Saturday to visit in Almelo, the netherlands.

The successor of Peter Bosz and is well prepared to face the first opponent of the Eredivisieseizoen 2017/18. “We have a good picture of them,” says the Emperor at a press conference in the Johan Cruijff Arena.

“There is a number of bassispelers way, but they also have a number of nice guys recovered. It is so similar to last year. I find that they are in terms of scouting, and there is a good team for Heracles.”

The emperor would still like to make new players welcome. Thus, the 48-year-old Amsterdammer is still defensive reinforcement on his wish list. “Especially in the width, so that we can catch if someone drops out. But we’re doing that.”


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Ajax had this summer, say goodbye to no fewer than three defenders: Kenny Tete (Olympique Lyon), Jairo Riedewald (Crystal Palace) and Heiko Westermann (Austria Wien). This enraged the Emperor is still nothing in return.

By the name of Mateo Barac can be a stripe, thus Emperor. The Croatian defender would be the medical examination is not passed. “The last thing I heard from Marc Overmars is that it does not continue. Why exactly I don’t know, I am not a doctor.”

Luis Manuel Orejuela, a 21-year-old right back from Colombia, is on the point of Ajax is to connect. “He is arrived in the Netherlands,” confirms Caesar. “Marc has him for a long time followed, so I’m assuming that he is good.”

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What concerns the Emperor, in the previous year for the group stood at Ajax, however, it is soon the 1st of september. The ex-player hopes that the summer transfer fast behind the back, and he has clarity.

“It is now wait and see what will happen, but for now we are okay. Vaclav Cerny and Mateo Cassierra may certainly not be hired. If Neymar is connected, can that again of course what else”, quipped the Emperor.

The emperor has against Heracles on an almost fit selection. Only Daley Sinkgraven is not in Almelo, the netherlands.


At Heracles missing Samuel Armenteros as possible in the attack. The Swedish international, last season’s top goal scorer of the Almeloërs with nineteen goals, appeared Friday not on the training ground.

“Samuel has a bit of a pain in the groin. Tomorrow we are going to determine whether or not he can play,” said coach John Stegeman of Heracles, which Dario van den Buijs is, anyway, missing. The of FC Eindhoven came defender has a bruised foot.

Stegeman wants Saturday is not completely adapt to Ajax. “Of course we will be less likely to have the ball, but there are also phases that we have,” says the coach. “We are also looking at the long-term, in which we have our identity, not deny it.”

The match at the Polman Stadium starts at 20.45 hours and is led by referee Kevin Blom.

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