Steven Bergwijn is done with questions from the media about the way he fulfills his role as captain of Ajax. The left winger believes that “bombshells are being created” and rules out a transfer to Saudi Arabia.
After the next painful defeat for Ajax at PSV (5-2), Bergwijn deflated after a question about his role as captain. The team from Amsterdam led 1-2 at halftime, but gave the lead away completely within fifteen minutes after the interruption.
“I try to reach everyone and keep everyone together, but that is difficult,” Bergwijn said NOS. “I think it is an honor to be captain, of course. But from day one that I have the captaincy, you, the media, have been working on it. Is he a good captain? Only bombs are thrown and unrest is created .”
“What makes a good captain?”, continued the Dutch international. “Are you there when I’m in the locker room? What do you base it on? The way I walk around on the field? I’m kind of done with that.”
According to Bergwijn, the dramatic results cannot be attributed to him alone. “I think we are all captains together. It’s just a captaincy… You make it bigger than it is.”
Bergwijn was then asked whether he would respond to the alleged interest of the Saudi Al Ettifaq. “No, no, no. That is also nonsense. That is also creating bombs. You are good at that.”
Bergwijn saw the match with two faces
According to Bergwijn, Ajax mainly had itself to blame for the fact that the difference with PSV at halftime was only one goal in Amsterdam’s favor. “We played well in the first half, based on discipline. Everyone did their job and then you see what we can create. We had five or six chances, three of which were 100 percent chances. If you put them in , you get a completely different match.”
“In the second half we came out of the dressing room dramatically again. You know that PSV will come in the second half. We didn’t play football anymore. The crowd is behind it and we quickly conceded the goal again.”
Bergwijn is not concerned with the historic eighteenth place. “We still have two catch-up games. We just have to show it. We shouldn’t look at the rankings at all and focus on ourselves. We have to regroup.”
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