Willem van Hanegem thinks his own about Kenneth Taylor’s place the pre-selection of the Dutch national team. He does not think it is necessarily unjustified, but he has the feeling that it is very easy for a talent from Ajax to end up in Orange.
“I think it’s fine that Kenneth Taylor is in the pre-selection of Orange,” Van Hanegem begins his column in the Dutch newspaper. General Newspaper then he goes deeper into the subject. “Maybe it’s early, but we know how it works. Anyone who makes his debut at Ajax can quickly pick up an orange shirt. Although I also think Taylor is a nice player.’
‘He was on the bench at Ajax against Cambuur. Didn’t matter. They still win those games. Even without Antony,” continues the former football player. “And then the rest of the Premier League can be happy that Hakim Ziyech has not been brought back. I would have done that if I had the say. Especially with a view to the Champions League.’
During the almost past weekend, Van Hanegem saw the title candidates back at work. His expectation: Ajax will be champion again. “It’s still early in the season, but I’m afraid it won’t be an exciting title race. People are now tumbling over each other to say that PSV is so bad, but those who did not see this loss at FC Twente had blinkers on. Too little football, defenders like Obispo and Ramalho of a very mediocre level and a few glorified players who can’t live up to that every week. No, this PSV will not be able to keep up with Ajax.’
The level of Ajax
At the same time, he also did not see Feyenoord come out well in all areas. Although he sees Ajax as a favorite, he believes that the team from Amsterdam must first fulfill that role. ‘Of course Ajax still has to show all that. Winning at home against Cambuur, that is nothing special for that club. But again Ajax has the most quality, I think.’
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