De Boer 'Ajax didn't create' - sound familiar!

Just take a read at this Frank de Boer quote he recently made for a moment.

"When I first became coach Ajax didn't play football. They didn't create."

De Boer 'Ajax didn't create' - sound familiar!



Does that sound familiar? Under Andre Villas-Boas that is exactly the football we were playing, keeping the ball and creating nothing. The football was boring and the fans craved some excitement, there simply wasn't any now Gareth Bale wasn't there to paper over the cracks with rescue act after rescue act.

"I wanted to play dominant, attacking football, developing players from our youth academy and build a competitive team."

Isn't that exactly what we want? Isn't that exactly what we are trying to achieve? Simply dismissing what he has done because it is Holland and Ajax is a lack of understanding of Dutch football.

When Frank de Boer came to town Ajax had not won a title since 2003/04. Now he has taken them to 4 on the trot, something no other manager of theirs has done. He has achieved it consistently losing his best players, Luis Suarez (Liverpool), Jan Vertonghen, Christian Eriksen , Toby Alderweireld (Atletico Madrid).

They produce a who's who of football, Marco Van Basten, Dennis Bergkamp, Frank and Ronald de Boer, Johan Cruyff, Edgar Davids, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Patrick Kluivert, Frank Rijkaard, Wesley Sneijder, Jaap Stam, Rafael van der Vaart, the list goes on.

Couldn't we learn a thing or two form a highly successful player and now a coach who successfully turns a club around? Oh for our youth system to produce players of that ilk.

"I think I've accomplished my mission. Now positional play and individual technique are the key factors for Ajax.
"I will only move for a big challenge in a big club, where I have the possibility to test myself."

Time for a new mission Frank, we Spurs fans overwhelmingly want you, time to turn around Tottenham and return us to the glory days.

Now there's a test for you.




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