Ajax-trainer Emperor can only ‘hope and pray’ for Nouri

Ajax-trainer Emperor can only ‘hope and pray’ for Nouri

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Ajax-trainer Marcel Emperor is very concerned about Abdelhak Nouri. The 20-year-old midfielder is out of danger in hospital, after he Saturday afternoon on the field collapsed with cardiac arrhythmias.

Emperor can be difficult to estimate how Nouri there on your own. “That is really too early. The only thing we can do is hope and pray that he recovers,” he said late on Saturday night at NOS. “I’m not a doctor, so I cannot say anything about that.”

The selection of Ajax flew in Saturday night from Austria back to the Netherlands. When you arrive at the airport heard the players and staff that Nouri out of danger.

“We have an excited group,” reports Kaiser. “Sunday, the players are free, they are kept informed of the situation. If they want then they can go to the club come to talk about it.”

The new head coach of Ajax, was visibly moved by the event. “It is not to describe what you are going. Appie is part of Ajax 1. He really is Ajax, from the youth, everyone here knows him,” says the Emperor about Nouri, who in 2004 in the youth of Ajax to capture.

Appie is in sleep held him as best as possible, to be able to handle. Our thoughts are with him and his family.


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Nouri fell Saturday in the 72nd minute of the practice duel with Werder Bremen without the ball or opponent in the area suddenly down. It took a while before the seriousness of the situation was clear.

“I saw Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Carel Eiting and on their faces I saw: well, this is serious. Everyone thought that his tongue had been swallowed or so. When it was something with his heart.”

Already there were two ambulances in the field to drive and got Nouri in the field cpr. Eventually, it was the midfielder with a trauma helicopter to the hospital in Innsbruck. His family travels there Sunday to go.

“We need a huge compliment to our doctor, the medical staff and all the people who have helped, because according to me it was a nice job to do this,” said the Emperor.

Following his departure to chelsea Nouri unwell during practice duel

Following his departure to chelsea Abdelhak Nouri was unwell during a practice duel in Austria.
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Players and staff of Ajax, there were reports at.
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Emergency responders were quickly on the spot.
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Players and staff from both teams looked excited.
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Nouri a long time it was treated on the field.
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The match against Werder Bremen was in the 72nd minute altogether with a 2-1 for the Germans.
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