Ajax-trainer Erik ten Hag not yet know for sure whether Noussair Mazraoui, Frenkie de Jong and Hakim Ziyech Sunday fit enough to participate in the away game against AZ.
De Jong (groin) and Ziyech (calf) did Wednesday night because of slight injuries are not included in the make-up game with PEC Zwolle (2-1 victory). Mazraoui played the whole match in the Johan Cruijff ArenA, but was not completely unscathed from the battle.
“Noussair has a tap against his ankle and is today within the remains,” said Ten Hag Thursday at a press conference. “We need to see how that develops.”
The trainer showed himself optimistic about the recovery of The Young – which, at PEC for emergency, however, sat on the sofa, but not filled in – and Ziyech. “I have good hope that they may be, but I can still give any assurances about.”
The number two of the Premier league had the two fixed values is difficult in the duel with PEC. Daley Blind made until just before the time the winning hit.
“I am not of a lesser game to two players to hang, but it is clear that Frenkie and Hakim game are”, said Ten Hag. “If you have so fast matches, one behind the other plays, it can happen that your players should miss out. We must, with our selection of cushion. Also, if Hakim and Frenkie can’t play, we should win of AZ.”
Erik ten Hag. (Photo: ProShots)
Ajax on two points of PSV
Ajax brought the difference with the leader PSV back to two points by the victory at PEC. Ziyech and The Young were then compared with the thuisduel with Fortuna Sittard last Sunday (4-0 victory) is replaced by Zakaria Labyad and Lasse Schöne.
AZ-Ajax starts on Sunday at 14.30 hours and is under the direction of arbitrator Serdar Gözübüyük. PSV is in the early game on Sunday on a visit to VVV-Venlo (kick-off: 12.15 pm).
The Locals get Friday first to hear who the opponent is in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, FC Barcelona, Juventus and FC Porto are the possible opponents.
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