Veltman, he realizes that he ‘should fit’ for goals at Ajax

Joël Veltman, he realizes that he after his serious knee injury not just back to the basics with Ajax. The defender is now back on the training ground and hopes during the winter break his comeback.

“I must now back of the queue. I was captain of the team and walked during the workout always comes first. Now somewhere in the middle,” says the 26-year-old Veltman Friday in an interview with newspaper het Parool.

“I need my seat again to earn. Matthijs de Is now wearing the aanvoerdersband and that I understand. I want to display a match of soccer. Hopefully you can do that in January during the training camp in Florida.”

Veltman tore at the end of april in the home match against VVV-Venlo (4-1) the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee and in may had surgery. He would be six to nine months out of the rotation.

The negentienvoudig Orange-international assumed that his rehabilitation for nine months would take. He had already know that he is in mid-January his comeback hopes for Ajax.

“Have not the talent, or The Young’

The position of brazil’s goals at Ajax since the loss of Veltman completed by Noussair Mazraoui, under trainer Erik ten Hag undisputed. Veltman, who have previously had a severe knee injury suffered, know him a heavy task awaits.

“The last time I came after my injury back stronger than I was before. I have not the talent of the painter Matthijs de ligt or Frenkie de Jong. I have to work very hard. Each and every day. That injury was an eye-opener. I have subsequently never had the feeling: today it’s raining, I’m not in the mood,” he says.

“It’s not: I should work out, but I’m allowed to train. I hope, even now, be stronger to come back. I want better for my body. More rest, better food. That last one especially. I love a snoepie and a one. Should also be able to, but I try with the nutritionist even more balance in my meals.”

The born Velsenaar debuted in August 2012 in the main body of the 33-times national champions. He has played so far 202 official matches for Ajax, in which he has nine goals made.

Ajax leaves for United States

Veltman travels with Ajax in January for a training camp to the United States, which took part in the Florida Cup. The Locals are preparing 5 to 12 January in Orlando for the second half of the league.

Next Sunday, wait for Ajax, the last match of 2018, in which the in shape facing FC Utrecht the opponent is. The duel in the Galgenwaard Stadium starts at 12.15 pm.

Ajax has after sixteen rounds a backlog of two points on leader PSV. The reigning champion, faces Saturday at 19.45 in house, AZ.

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