Ten Hag on debutant Mazraoui: ' has the potential for a nice career '
Last Sunday was the final so far for the 20-year-old youth exponent of Ajax, Jenalyn Mazraoui if against NAC Breda in the own Johan Cruyff ArenA debut for the big Ajax. Former coach Marcel Emperor, the same trainer who had him under his wing at Jong Ajax in the Jupiler League, took him for the first time in the competition selection of the national side. After bank turns during the League matches against AZ Alkmaar and Feyenoord Excelsior respectively, should the multifunctional football player make his debut last weekend. Just one minute before the end of the official game time he came in the lines for goalscorer David Neres.
His current coach, Erik ten Hag, sees it like its predecessor also sit in Daniel Morocco-international. He speaks highly of his selection against Ajax TV Player: '' With him I got again the sense of control. Mazraoui plays something more conservative and is impact resistant, thereby we were more compact in midfield. He is a very dynamic, strong player, but technically good and know from his position to make good choices. "
Then continues the former coach of FC Utrecht: As it looks now, and that stresses also, Ten Hag is much more in the barrel for Mazraoui at the Amsterdam-team. '' Mazraoui has made its debut and a few minutes, but this is only the first step on the road to next step. He still has to conquer a place in the locker room, but has the potential for a nice career. "