Ajax may be without Onana, PSV have to improvise in attack

Ajax may be without Onana, PSV have to improvise in attack

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Ajax must be Sunday in the uitduel with PEC Zwolle may have to do without the sick goalkeeper Andre Onana. At PSV has trainer Phillip Cocu the necessary staffing problems for the home match against Excelsior a day earlier.

Ajax coach Peter Bosz left Friday on the press conference towards the confrontation with PEC know that Saturday is decided whether or not Onana in action in Zwolle.

“He is ill. But if he tomorrow can train, he can Sunday play,” said the 53-year-old Apeldoorner, who have not wanted to say or Tim Krul or Diederik Boer Onana possibly replaces.

Bosz also confirmed that the 17-year-old Justin Kluivert in the selection. The son of former striker Patrick Kluivert made in the winter break his unofficial debut in Ajax 1 in a practice duel with Excelsior (1-3).

Just before the winter break was Kluivert during uitduel with FC Twente (1-0 loss) for the first part of the selection, but when he made no speelminuten. Now he is by the absence of Bertrand Traoré (Africa Cup), Vaclav Cerny and Pelle Clement (both injured) will be re-selected.


In the second half of the season, Ajax look to a leader Feyenoord. “We are five points behind. That means that we only have very few points are forfeit”, realized Bosz in the run-up to the duel with PEC.

The opponent from Zwolle just a sixteenth state, says the trainer of the Locals nothing. “She has not meegezeten this season. I think they are too low on the rankings.”

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When PSV is the quench front is thin. Trainer Cocu can against Excelsior do not have Oleksandr Zinchenko and Steven Bergwijn, who with minor injuries camps. In addition, left Luciano Narsingh Thursday, to Swansea City and Jürgen Locadia been injured.

Nevertheless, Cocu confidence in the match against Excelsior. “We are ready for it. We have an excellent week here in Spain and want to immediately start. It is up to us to be a good series to put down and if we do that, it changes the situation may be”, that he meant on the press conference on the gap on Feyenoord and Ajax.

“We are the favourite and will the game have to make. We must watch for the conversion of Excelsior. Therein, they are dangerous, although they could also play football when they have the space.”

Probably gets PSV have a replacement for the departed Narsingh. “We are looking at a possible windfall. If that comes, we will not let him, but we are not very active. It must be a real added value”, said Cocu.

PEC-Ajax starts on Sunday at 14.30. PSV takes the Saturday night at 19.45 against Excelsior.

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