Davy Klaassen: ‘I do not agree with Alfred Schreuder’s arguments’

Davy Klaassen has stated that he doesn’t agree with manager Alfred Schreuder’s reasons for leaving him out of Ajax’s starting XI more often than not.

Klaassen has started just three Eredivisie matches and no Champions League games since Schreuder took over from Ten Hag in the summer.

Before the new manager came in, he had a far more important role in the team, being named in the starting XI for the majority of league games.

He admits that he’s not happy about sitting on the bench most of the time, and says he doesn’t agree with Schreuder’s reasons for making him do so.

“He just chooses others, in whom he has more confidence,” he told De Telegraaf.

“That is certainly possible, but I do not agree with his arguments. I definitely think I should play, but a player who is on the bench says that quite often of course.

“I am of course positive, but this is certainly not an ideal situation.”

Despite his lack of playing time, the midfielder is still confident of going to the World Cup as long as he stays fit having spoken to Louis van Gaal.

“Van Gaal has said that I have to stay fit. He makes me work as hard as possible to be at my best with Oranje,” he added.

“Even now that I am making fewer minutes, I have to make sure I am ready for the World Cup in Qatar.”


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