EDWIN VAN DER SAR SETS HIGH STANDARDS FOR AJAX TO FOLLOW

 

Ajax General Manager Edwin Van Der Sar has called on Ajax to become more consistent and perform better both on and off the pitch from this season onwards. The Ajax team shocked the footballing world with their performances and exploits in the 2018/19 campaign when they impressed hugely in the UEFA Champions League.

In that campaign, they were a very brave side that had no single fear in them. As a result, they would go on to beat some of the competition’s favorites including Real Madrid and Juventus. The team comprised of the likes of de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong, Donny Van de Beek, Dusan Tadic, and many more. However, most of these star names have left the club, and it has raised questions as to whether such success can ever be replicated again.
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AJAX LOSE AGAIN TO LIVERPOOL

 

Dutch football giants Ajax Amsterdam were on the receiving end of another defeat when they met Premier League champions Liverpool for the second time in this season’s Champions League. Liverpool and Ajax Amsterdam met for their second and final meeting in Group D. The outcome was the same as what was obtainable in the first meeting at the Amsterdam Arena on matchday one.


Hosts Ajax lost 1-0 to Liverpool in the first meeting after Argentinian left-back Nicholas Tagliaficoscored an own goal. The Reds won their second meeting by the same 1-0 scoreline when they played hosts to Dutch football giants Ajax at Anfield in a matchday five clash played on Tuesday night. The only goal of the game came on 58 minutes after Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper Andre Onana misjudged a cross from young fullback Neco Williams and this paved the way for Curtis Jones to easily score the winning goal and earn his team the three points on offer in the Group D clash.
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UNITED HANDED TRANSFER BOOST FOR TOP POSITION

 

Manchester United in recent years have come under scrutiny for failing to have recruited the services of a director of football. The club has failed to land the signature of a lot of top transfer targets over the past couple of years, particularly due to the absence of a football director that has footballing knowledge.


Recently, reports have emerged that the Red Devils are interested in finally recruiting a candidate to fill the position. In the absence of a natural football-oriented director, the club’s Executive Vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been the one handling transfer activities at the club, causing unrest amongst fans.
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SUAREZ LINKED WITH BARCA EXIT

 

According to a report Luis Suarez has been linked with a move away from Spanish giant Barcelona. The Uruguayan international is strongly linked with a return to former side Ajax. Some reports even suggest that the Eredivisie giant has made an official bid for him.


Ajax CEO Edwin Van Der Sar, however, has poured cold water on the rumours. He made it clear that no bid has been made, but the club is open to signing the former Liverpool striker.
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Edwin Speaks on Donny and Hakim Transfer

 

Confirmations have come from Edwin van der Sar that Manchester United is quite interested to sign a deal with Donny van de Beek when the summer transfer window opens this year. It was earlier reported that the Netherlands has emerged by claiming that Red Devils has already had talks with Ajax over striking a deal for Donny van de Beek after they saw Real Madrid hesitate for finalizing their move with the Dutchman that was agreed previously at a transfer amount of £45m.  

 

The Chief Executive of Ajax, Edwin van der Sar confessed that both sides have contacted him regarding the prospective transfer. But he has simply warned United not to go into negotiations for a discount regarding the amount because of the current Covid-19 outbreak. Regarding this matter, he said that it is not difficult for him to understand that both the clubs are showing interest to take up Donny van de Beek.

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VAN DER SAR WORRIED ABOUT ZIYECH TRANSFER

Ajax Amsterdams chief Edwin van der Sar has revealed that Eredivisie postponement could impact Hakim Ziyech’s transfer to Chelsea. Like all other domestic leagues around Europe, the Dutch league is also on hold due to the Covid19 pandemic. The league has been suspended since 7th of March. Ajax are 1st in the league. They have 56 points from 25 games. Closely followed by AZ Alkmaar. Like the Amsterdam giant, they also have 56 points.


Ziyech was officially announced on the Blues website as the new club’s signing. He is expected to join the club from the 1st of July. But due to the situation of the league, the club might still need the service of the player beyond 1st of July should the league run deep into the summer.
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ERIKSEN JOYOUS OVER MILAN DERBY EXPERIENCE

Inter Milan overcame evil twin at the San Siro on Sunday night by trashing them 4-2 after coming from a two goal down and the ecstasy of such come back, according to new signing Christian Eriksen proofs how getting that kind of atmosphere in England is near to impossible.

Many people are sure to disagree. Players like Edwin Van Der Sar who now works at Eriksen’s formative years’ club for example. Even Nicklas Bendtner, his compatriot may tell him otherwise.

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EDWIN VAN DER SAR CHOOSES TO REMAIN AT AJAX

Manchester United are not having the best of days since Ferguson left. After 6 seasons of trial and error, back and forth moronic decisions, the news of Edwin Van der Sar being named the Director of Football at Stretford’s End had lifted the moods of the faithful ever since it broke out.

The moods are however back to being plummeted after Van Der Sar chose to remain at Ajax where he currently serves in the same capacity.

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MANCHESTER UNITED AND TOTTENHAM AFTER AJAX STAR

Hakim Ziyech is reportedly a target for Tottenham and Manchester United according to reports from Holland. The Morroco international was one of the star players during the Dutch side run to the semifinals of the Champions League last season.

It was expected that the player would be leaving in the summer due to his low release clause stipulation. However, a move failed to materialize and Ziyech remained at the club. The 25-year-old has continued with his rich vein of form and scored a spectacular goal away to Valencia in the Champions League.

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ALISSON SETTLED QUICKER THAN VAN DER SAR AND DE GEA

Liverpool shot stopper Alisson Becker has received numerous commendations for settling to life at Anfield very quickly. He was named the UEFA Goalkeper of the season 2018/19 last night. He was ranked ahead of Barcelona’s Marc-Andre Stegen and Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur. Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak and Andre Onana of Ajax completed the top five.

 

 

Alisson did this in a pressure-laden season at Anfield after the sacking of two goalkeepers and the club paid a record fee of 63 million Euros to land him from Roma. In the 13 games run to the Champions League title, the Brazilian kept six clean sheets. More importantly he has been a huge boost to the confidence of the team since he joined.

Many pundits say the goalkeeper has settled quicker than Manchester United legend Edwin van der Sar at Fulham and even David De Gea at Manchester United when he arrived. Alisson arrived at England and hit the ground running, and becoming a fan delight instantly. The player has been praised for his mental strength and goalkeeping contributions since Jurgen Klopp took a leap of faith to sign him.  

He is expected to return soon from his six weeks injury to continue his fine work. Adrian has been representing decently for Liverpool but the team needs Alisson back. Liverpool are hoping to challenge Man City for the league title, whilst maintaining dominance locally.

Alisson remains a contender for player of the year but it is increasingly likely that the FIFA award would go to his teammate Vigil van Dijk, who won the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award.