Huntelaar and Kluivert in selection against Heerenveen

Huntelaar and Kluivert in selection against Heerenveen

Erik ten Hag has selected 20 players for the home game against sc Heerenveen.  Among them are Noa Lang, making his debut in the game selection, Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Justin Kluivert.

Huntelaar and Kluivert had been question marks, as Ten Hag explained during Friday’s weekly press conference.  Both forwards trained separately from the group in the morning.  Huntelaar has missed the last 2 games against ADO Den Haag and Vitesse, as a result of a calf injury.

Unofficial debut already made

Lang, a good friend of Kluivert’s , has been playing in Ajax’s academy since 2013.  Last season, he played in 12 games and scored 2 goals for the Ajax Reserves in the Jupiler League.  The attacking midfielder has also played regularly with the U19s. 

18 year-old Lang made his unofficial debut for Ajax 1 in June, in a friendly game against Olympique Lyon.  In France, he came into the game with 8 minutes remaining.

The 20 Ajacieds in the game selection are:
Andre Onana
Kostas Lamprou
Joël Veltman
Matthijs de Ligt
Max Wöber 
Nico Tagliafico
Rasmus Kristensen
Mitchel Bakker
Donny van de Beek
Hakim Ziyech
Carel Eiting
Lasse Schöne
Siem de Jong
David Neres
Klaas Jan Huntelaar
Amin Younes
Mateo Cassierra
Justin Kluivert
Noussair Mazraoui
Noa Lang

Ajax - Heerenveen kicks off on Sunday at 14:30.