Ajax Amsterdam must change its taking part in fashion after the sale of Hakim Ziyech to Chelsea and the potential of as much as six others leaving earlier than the brand new season within the Netherlands begins, coach Erik ten Hag mentioned because it started pre-season coaching.
Ziyech was one of many key figures when Ajax reached the Champions League semifinal final season and likewise dominated within the Dutch league, however success for the membership has meant its gamers have been in excessive demand.
Last season it bought Frenkie de Jong to Barcelona and Matthijs de Ligt to Juventus, and in latest days Joel Veltman has gone to Brighton and Hove Albion and Sven Botman to Lille.
It is predicted that Andre Onana, Nicolas Tagliafico and Donny van de Beek may additionally nonetheless go away earlier than the brand new season will get underway subsequent month.
“If you lose players who have had a big influence on the game, the playing style will change,” ten Hag informed Dutch NOS tv on Sunday.
“You lack specific qualities. But of course the intentions remain the same. You should always set the bar higher than last season. The challenge is to get even more out of the players who are there now.
“We have put together a selection that is strong. We have two players for each position, except the left-back. We have to see if we can fill it in internally or if we have to look outside,” he added.
Ajax has signed Brazilian teenage striker, who signed from Sao Paulo for 15 million euros, however ten Hag mentioned he’ll want time to regulate.
“He will enter a new league on a new continent with a different language. He has specific qualities and we have to see how that fits with Ajax,” the coach added.