Catching up with Heitinga
In conversation with the head coach of Ajax. John Heitinga has been responsible for the results in Amsterdam since the end of January. Now, two months later, we look back with him on his first weeks. "You try to build a relationship with the players as quickly as possible."
Tagging along with the ball boys and girls. Ajax-host Aviv Levy takes a look into the day of one of the ball kids during an Ajax 1 match. From the preparation to throwing the bal, everything is covered.
Fire of questions for Ajax players. In our new 'Ask The Pro' section, youth teams ask a player of the Ajax selection the most diverse questions. In this first episode Jurriën Timber answers the questions of Ajax U12.
The Future Cup, the international youth tournament for U17 teams at De Toekomst, is getting closer. Eight teams battle for the cup from Saturday, April 8th till Monday, April 10th. The participants have been announced, and you can read more about the groups here.
Guess Who, the classic 'Who is it' is transformed into the Ajax version. The Ajax players play against each other and get six clues to guess a teammate. In the sixth episode, Kian Fitz-Jim and Youri Regeer will compete.
Ajax finished the Klassieker on Sunday afternoon with a loss. The match ended 2-3. In the Johan Cruyff ArenA, Ajax got behind early on. John Heitinga’s team managed to turn the match around in the second half but conceded two goals in the second part.
John Heitinga described the loss against Feyenoord (2-3) as ‘incredibly painful’. He thought Ajax was too sloppy on the ball during the home match against the Rotterdam-based team. He also considered the two conceded goals in the second half to be a bummer. “You have to win those one on one duels. We have to do better.”
In an amazing ambiance where an Ajax loss seemed unimaginable, it still happened. In the final phase of the match, Ajax conceded the 3rd goal after a corner. This means the difference between Ajax and Feyenoord has grown to six points, with eight matches to go.