Wesley Sneijder says that Ajax players are getting “irritated” by the decisions made by Alfred Schreuder.
The Eredivisie champions suffered their most humiliating defeat in a long time on Tuesday night, being thrashed 6-1 by Napoli on home turf.
After the match, a number of players chose not to say too much in front of the cameras, with Steven Bergwijn stating it was best for him not to tell them how he was feeling.
Theo Janssen said on RTL7 that he felt that players were annoyed with their manager, and Sneijder agreed, feeling it was due to the fact the Dutchman hasn’t given other players chances despite his starting Xi performing poorly in recent times.
“Where does that irritation come from?” he said.
“Some players do not perform, but are not substituted and are staying in the basic lineup. That comes to life in a group.”
The Netherlands legend also believes that Schreuder’s lack of rotation shows that he doesn’t have confidence in the players not in his first-choice XI, including new signings.
“He just doesn’t think his bench is good enough and has no confidence in it,” he argued.
“I have said before that Ajax does not have a wide selection, but several players have joined who now suddenly are not good enough. Then you have to ask yourself why those players are here at all.
“If you are down 1-3 and then you are down 1-4, you have to do something. He admits himself that there were no guts and football. Then you have to look at the bench and ask yourself: who am I bringing in?”