Frenkie de Jong closed Sunday a memorable year with a goal in the 1-3 win away game of Ajax against FC Utrecht. The 21-year-old midfielder will find that there for the second half of the season is still room for improvement.
“I want very much to develop and then I think especially on my shot distance and my long pass,” said De Jong after the end of the heated confrontation in Stadium Galgenwaard.
“My shot distance may be much better. It is an important part in football. Especially if the opponent is retracted plays. My long pass is not bad, but can be much tighter, both with right and with left.”
De Jong has appeared in the past half a year to one of the defining players of Ajax and made his debut in the Dutch national team, with the result that several European top clubs to his signature hunt.
“The year has not started quite good because I was injured and for a while was, but from the start of this season we have with Ajax the rising line to tackle. We have a lot of positive things to show,” says De Jong.
“I’m on the midfield play. That is a good development. So generally, I look fairly positive back on the year and the first half of the season. It was definitely special.”
“I want to win prizes with Ajax
De Jong was against FC Utrecht in injury time of the second half responsible for the 1-3 by the ball to indicate Hakim Ziyech of close to tapping. He was able to get all the tension to an end.
“The last quarter was exciting, but that we had mainly ourselves to thank. We had earlier. We have plenty of opportunities. But well, we have sporting won 1-3 and we are very happy,” said De Jong.
“I don’t know if it’s really a vechtwedstrijd was, but at first it was always the idea that Ajax can’t. We can also just duel. If the opponent offensive play, is there for our space in the counter and normally we take advantage there.”
Ajax after the winter break, probably with PSV part who the champion is. The Amsterdammers have after seventeen speelrondes two points behind the Locals, that Saturday in your own home with 3-1 too strong for AZ.
“I want to win prizes with Ajax. I think we what that for. We are still on three fronts active; the Eredivisie, the cup and the Champions League. That is the main thing,” decided The Young.
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