Emperor and Veltman by situation Nouri still not working with Nice
Marcel Emperor and Joël Veltman find it difficult to look to focus on the matches of Ajax against OGC Nice in the third qualifying round of the Champions League. The trainer and captain of the Amsterdam club sit with their head especially when Abdelhak Nouri.
“Nice was the strongest team that we could cast lots. At the same time, I think: what are we talking about at this time. But also the soccer ball goes further. Now We are going to Nice to analyze and view how we are the best at can play,” said the Emperor to the website of Ajax.
The number two of last season in the Premier league operates on 25 or 26 July the heenduel in France, and on 1 or 2 August, the return follows in the Johan Cruijff Arena.
At Ajax is the call of the day at this time, however, the sad situation of Nouri, who Saturday during the practice game against Werder Bremen by cardiac arrhythmias, collapse, collapsed. Thursday it became known that the only 20-year-old has it severe and permanent brain damage has occurred.
“We have very bad news, everyone is now of course very emotional,” said the Emperor. “We have today just trained, the mind can then be done. The processing is now important, everyone does that in its own way.”
Highlights of Nouri as a footballer
Also Veltman had no desire to be expanded to respond to the draw. “Nice is a pretty strong team, certainly last season they have done well. Everyone knows Nice, of course, of Mario Champions, but not only by His side they are, I think, became third in the Ligue 1.”
Veltman can barely contain that he Nouri will never look back on the training ground. “I have no words for. You can also see the dismay within the group and everyone is very sad. That this is such a beautiful boy that can happen is terrible. We need to help each other, and each other, comforting, being there for each other. The family support, that is the only thing we can do.”
Ajax-player Nouri transferred to a hospital in Amsterdam