“It’s no surprise that they’re there.” That was the reaction of Ajax coach Alfred Schreuder to the election of Kenneth Taylor and Remko Pasveer. The team from Amsterdam narrowly lost against Liverpool in the midweek and the derby against AZ is scheduled again on Sunday.

    “I didn’t have the idea that AZ was already working with Ajax against Vaduz”, Schreuder said. “After the red card, around the sixtieth minute, they only started substitutions.” Vangelis Pavlidis, Jesper Karlsson and Hakon Evjen are missing from the Alkmaarders with injuries.

    “I mainly looked at the current attack,” explained Schreuder. “That boy from RKC (Jens Odgaard ed.) stands out. We already know Dani de Wit and Bruno Martins Indi is fit again. Last year we drew and lost, but won in the cup. day come.”

    Wijndal doubt case

    The team from Amsterdam is missing Jorge Sánchez (knee problems) and Francisco Conceição. Owen Wijndal trained again today. “We still have to see if he is in the selection tomorrow.”

    It did not come out of the blue for Schreuder that Taylor and Pasveer were called up for the Orange squad. “Remko was already very good last season, but he was unlucky with the injury to his finger. He has had an excellent season so far this year. It is fantastic at his age.”

    “It is wonderful for both of them that they are there for the first time”, continued Schreuder. “Kenneth was a bit more delirious and Remko is a bit older and reacted a bit more sober. It’s great for Taylor that he goes to Orange from youth.”