Nemanja Gudelj has not been included in the selection for Sunday’s away game at AZ. In a conversation with Peter Bosz, the midfielder has made it known that he is psychologically unable to sit on the bench. This has given Bosz and his staff reason to not only exclude him from the match selection, but to also remove him from the A selection until further notice. For this reason, Gudelj trained separately from the group on Saturday.
Marc Overmars, director of player policy: “We see ourselves obligated to take these measures. I’ve spoken with Nemanja since then. We feel that this approach isn’t fitting with a top athlete. He will leave on Monday to play with his national team and, when he returns, we will sit down with him to discuss a solution.”
Ajax travels with a selection of 20 players to Alkmaar for the AZ competition match. Nick Viergever returns to the selection. The defender was unable to play against Celta de Vigo due to muscle injuries.
Match selection AZ - Ajax:
Donny van de Beek
AZ -Ajax kicks off on Sunay at 14:30 in Alkmaar.