Conditions were perfect at the de Toekomst training ground. A pleasant temperature, gentle breeze and a sleek pitch. The Ajax squad started the training session with a few running drills and then continued with various set pieces.
Ajax are in third place in the Eredivisie with two more league fixtures to go. John Heitinga's team is lagging five points behind number two position, PSV. They are two points ahead of AZ. The Amsterdam team will end the season in round 34, with an away match against FC Twente.
With Jermoumi back to the tatami: 'Judo helped me in the way I enter duels'
Diyae Jermoumi is currently the right-back for Ajax U23. The 18-year-old wing-back is not only a talented football player, but he also had a knack for judo at a young age. We take a trip with the Leiden-born defender back to his old judo school. "I did judo for fun, not with the intention of achieving something in the future. That's why I ultimately chose football. However, practicing judo at a young age has done me a lot of good."