‘Ajax is not a charity’: Ar’jany Martha left out of Ajax’s European squad as John van ‘t Schip criticises 20-year-old’s recent performance

As reported by ESPN, Ajax head coach John van ‘t Schip was very critical of 20-year-old Ar’jany Martha. The head coach of the Amsterdam side has decided not to bring the youngster with the squad to Norway for their Europa Conference League clash with FK Bodø/Glimt. The score is currently 2-2 after Ajax rescued a draw late on during the first leg at home.

On Martha, van’t Schip was highly critical of the players performance against NEC Nijmegen at the weekend. The defender was introduced just after the hour mark with the score at 1-1. Although Ajax led 2-1 late on, the away side equalised in the 95th minute. Of Martha’s performance, his head coach said ‘You have to play and perform well. He clearly did not do that. And it is also about: how do you perform on the field? That was not good enough. We did not feel that there was someone who was fully committed’.

The coach then went on to say ‘Ajax is a professional club and not a charity. You won’t just be taken away’. It appears that the defender has work to do in order to feature in the coach’s plans in the near future. Ajax fans will be hopeful that regardless of whether Martha is in Norway or not, the side can win their first game in four matches. In that time they have drawn three and lost one.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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