Mazraoui, just like De Jong and Ziyech, questioned Ajax for a duel with AZ

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag is not yet certain whether Noussair Mazraoui, Frenkie de Jong and Hakim Ziyech will be fit enough to participate in the away match against AZ on Sunday.


Ajax coach Erik ten Hag is not yet certain whether Noussair Mazraoui, Frenkie de Jong and Hakim Ziyech will be fit enough to participate in the away match against AZ on Sunday.

De Jong (groin) and Ziyech (calf) did not participate in the make-up game with PEC Zwolle (2-1 win) on Wednesday-evening due to minor injuries. Mazraoui played the entire game in the Johan Cruijff ArenA, but did not come out completely intact.

"Noussair has been hit against his ankle and stayed inside today," Ten Hag said at a press conference on Thursday. "We need to see how that develops."

The trainer was optimistic about the recovery of De Jong - who was on the bench against PEC for emergency scenarios but did not fall in - and Ziyech. "I am hopeful that they can be there, but I cannot give any guarantees about it yet."

Erik ten Hag. (Photo: ProShots)

Ajax on two points from PSV

Ajax reduced the difference with league-leader PSV to two points by winning the PEC. Ziyech and De Jong were then compared to last Sunday's home game with Fortuna Sittard (4-0 win) by Zakaria Labyad and Lasse Schöne.

AZ-Ajax starts on Sunday at 2.30 p.m. and is headed by referee Serdar Gözübüyük. PSV will visit VVV-Venlo in the early game on Sunday (kick-off: 12.15 pm).

The players from Amsterdam will first be told on Friday who will be the opponent in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, FC Barcelona, ​​Juventus and Porto FC are the possible opponents.

See also: Ajax can hit these clubs in quarter-finals CL

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