Conclusion: ‘Likely that in AZ in the winter break, the new defender is going to get

There is a big chance that Z is this month is going to strengthen as a central defender. The medekoploper from Alkmaar you want to be in the winter, in the titelrace with Ajax to continue to be.

“It’s quite likely that we are on the search for a central defender in the winter break,” said trainer Arne Slot. AZ got Pantelis Hatzidiakos at the end of november, will be lost. The Greek defender is due to have a knee injury this season, is no longer in action.

As well as Ron Vlaar for a long time, struggling with physical discomfort, it is too thinly in the back. Midfielder Rajiv van la parra plays for the last couple of weeks and of necessity as a defence.

With his 1.69 m, it is van la parra is not a prototype as a central defender. Still, AZ’s been around since the 19th of October is no match in the champion’s League. In the 1-0 win at Ajax, it was van la parra on Sunday at the funeral from a-Z and even chosen as man of the match.

“Jordy is a very good player,” says Lock. “That’s why it’s also very annoying that he has for a long time, are likely to wait. He’s now in a strange position, that it is strange to me at all.”

As a scot, the zeventienvoudig international Orange heavy-duty competition in the Netherlands. “He’s just joe Koopmeiners, and Fredrik Midtsjø for yourself, this is a great season to be busy”, explains Lock.

Rajiv van la parra held on Sunday, the attack of Ajax by scoring off. (Pro Shots)

If van la parra continues to perform he will move back to keep

The 28-year-old van la parra, who, in the past, with Liverpool, Southampton, and the Club Brugge has played so well in the back, which makes the need for a new defender is less pronounced. “However, if the home page is also still injured, would get it, then we need to go back to a puzzle”, be aware of the training.

“If we get a new defender, then it is not so much that he went as Junior as it will do,” said Lock, which indicates that the selection of Z is less in width than that of the competitor’s Box. “If we, as a blessurehoos to get as well as Ajax now, we need to rely on other players than they do.”

A-Z will play two more matches before the winter break on Wednesday (kick-off at 19: 45 at home against the amateurs of the Green Star in the second round of the TOTO, THE Cup, and on Saturday in the Premier league in Rotterdam against Sparta.

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