Mido joins the group

The group was complete on the training Thursday morning. Mido was the last Ajax player to join the squad. It took the Egyptian striker a while to get used to the difference between the sunny climate in his home country and the Dutch cold.

The players had to warm up for a long time with running exercises on the snowy pitch. After almost an hour the players were allowed to use the ball. A big position drill, with three in the middle and ten in a circle around them.

Tonny Bruins Slot led the position drill, in which coach Ronald Koeman also took part. To keep the players warm, Bruins Slot cheered them on regularly. And it was obvious that Mido was the last one to join the group. He had to go in the middle even though he did not lose the ball...