The emperor believes that Siem de Jong is still not ready for goals at Ajax

The emperor believes that Siem de Jong is still not ready for goals at Ajax

Ajax coach Marcel Keizer will find that the newly attracted Siem de Jong is still not ready for goals for the Amsterdam club.

“Siem is fit and talk okay, but he think he still steps on the base,” said the Emperor at his weekly press conference.

De Jong signed at the end of August a three-year contract with Ajax, after three difficult years at Newcastle United. Before that he played for seven seasons with the Amsterdam club.

Ajax prepares for the upcoming Premier league-match of Saturday in the private Arena against PEC Zwolle. Also the new acquisitions Maximilian Wöber and Luis Orejuela don’t need to count on a rise in that duel.

“They don’t have enough training experienced to go change,” said the Emperor.

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Emperor still do not know whether he was Saturday with Justin Kluivert. The 18-year-old attacker fell two weeks ago injured in the preliminary round of the Europa League against Rosenborg and is still not fully recovered.

“Or is he one hundred percent fit? Well, he has the last two training sessions experienced. With a hamstring injury, you should always be careful,” said the trainer. Kluivert belongs to the selection for the competitieduel.

The emperor can still not rely on Daley Sinkgraven. The midfielder, who also is used as a linkerverdediger, has recovered from his knee injury and is training again. “Daley is in July against Bremen injured hit. He must now ensure that he is fit.”


The coach has for the linksbackpositie the decision about Mitchell Dijks, but would like to still strengthen. “Sinkgraven can play there, but he can also be on the midfield play. We have the choice, but I would like to have a full-seen.” According to the Emperor is it right that the transfer is over. “Now we know where we stand.”

The emperor is counting on Zwolle with confidence the race will start in Amsterdam. “Of course we should be wary, Zwolle has not yet lost. But I think we need our own group.”

The team of coach John van ‘t schip after three rounds third with seven points. Ajax has a point less.

Ajax and PEC Zwolle stairs Saturday at 20.45 hours in the Johan Cruijff Arena. The game is led by referee Serdar Gözübüyük.

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