Wesley Sneijder believes that Dusan Tadic is receiving too much praise under John Heitinga’s management at Ajax, and that this could be one of the reasons why the club is not at the top of the table, Voetbal International reports.
The criticism comes after Ajax failed to win at Go Ahead Eagles with the Amsterdam club now eight points behind league leaders Feyenoord.
The draw was a big boost for Go Ahead Eagles who continue their impressive of picking up just one defeat in five and go six points clear of the relegation play-off while Ajax have now picked up back-to-back winless matches in the Eredivisie having lost De Klassieker just before the international break.
Sneijder said: “I would take Tadic out very quickly. I like Johnny very much, but substitutions are being made again in which I see Schreuder again. The same changes are made.
“Whether Tadic will stay as long as possible. Everything should revolve around mister Tadic again. It’s been enough. If you look for reasons why you don’t win prizes, that’s the reason.”
Sneijder went on to express his confusion as to why Brian Brobbey has not been given more playing time, despite his ability to create chances. He also criticised Mohammed Kudus, saying: “I thought he was injured in the second half, but he just didn’t do anything anymore. He was walking. Messi does that at Paris Saint-Germain, but Kudus can’t do that at Ajax.”
Wim Kieft mentioned that Ajax has still not appointed a new technical director after Marc Overmars’ departure, but Sneijder countered this by saying: “But even then you can’t fail in the Dutch league with the budget you have.
“You sell a little more players than you wanted, but then you get one or two more in return. Then you still can’t fail. Now they have to watch out that they don’t become fourth. In this they have failed.
“Then you can have discussions whether or not Overmars will come back, but with all the resources that Ajax has, you cannot fail in the Dutch competition.”