For a moment it seemed that Ajax was going to experience a false start against Fortuna Sittard. Because of three goals in the second half, it ended well for the team from Amsterdam (2-3). One goal was scored by Kenneth Taylor, who has been one of the stars in recent weeks. And that while he could also have been rented out this season.

    But Taylor ultimately chose his chances at Ajax. “I didn’t want a rental period. I just train here with the best players in the Netherlands. I’m getting better here. I don’t think there is a better club than Ajax to develop as a young boy.”

    So far, that choice has paid off: Taylor already started in the base in the match against PSV and participated for 90 minutes today. So a promising start to the season, although Taylor does not want to get too ahead of things yet. “It’s only the first game of the season. I just always have to do my best, play well. Then it’s up to the trainer to make a line-up.”

    Trainer Alfred Schreuder is also satisfied with Taylor’s performance. “Kenneth is an all-round midfielder, who is very good at double-six or left-eight“, says Schreuder, who sees in Taylor a good successor to Ryan Gravenberch. “I see in him a left midfielder. He can fill that role of Gravenberch well. Kenneth does it his way, but I’m happy with that.”


    Schreuder was less satisfied with the field play of the entire team. “I think we trained very well, but I assume that what you train should also be able to show on the field,” he said afterwards.

    It didn’t look good on the field: “If you look at the execution, you can see that we were too restless. That we want to move forward too quickly, when you actually have to move the game again and hold the ball longer. We didn’t do that well, Fortuna got the faith that they could come into the duels and switch. Normally there should be nothing wrong.”