Dutch legend Wesley Sneijder has questioned why Head Coach of Ajax, Albert Schreuder decided not to play Mohammed Kudus as a number 10 and Brain Brobbey as a striker against Napoli.
Ajax earlier this week saw their hopes of reaching the knockout round of the CAF Champions League take a nosedive after they lost 4-2 to Napoli in Naples.
The Dutch Champions headed into the game without the services of talisman Dusan Tadic due to suspension. In spite of that, Albert Schreuder deployed midfielder Mohammed Kudus as a false 9, while Brain Brobbey started the game from the bench, a decision Wesley Sneijder has questioned.
“Why did Schreuder not start Kudus as the number 10 and Brobbey as the striker against Napoli? Why Davy Klaassen? I have a strong suspicion that he did this because – should this have gone very well – it could be over for Dusan Tadic,” Sneijder said on Dutch television.
He continued: “I think I am very right. I am hearing things left and right, and also from the inside. The players don’t like it anymore. Not regarding the manager, but with the way things are going. The agent of Dusan Tadic has a lot of power within Ajax.”
The 4-2 defeat to Napoli intensified the pressure on Albert Schreuder and his team. Ajax are currently in 3rd place in Group H of the Champions League with 3 points from 4 games and also 2nd place in the league with 22 points, a point behind leaders AZ Alkmaar.