Maarten Stekelenburg will be under the bar at Ajax for the first time in almost ten years on Wednesday.

In the TOTO KNVB cup match with AZ, the keeper has been given a basic place by trainer Erik ten Hag, who sends a significantly changed team into the field.

The 38-year-old Stekelenburg played his last match for Ajax on March 6, 2011 against AZ.

In the summer of that year, he moved to AS Roma and then returned to Amsterdam halfway through last year via Fulham, AS Monaco, Southampton and Everton.

Compared to last Sunday's game against Feyenoord won 1-0, only the positions of Nicolás Tagliafico, Ryan Gravenberch and Quincy Promes will be maintained.

Zakaria Labyad once again acts as a striker and is also served by David Neres on the flanks next to Promes.

The 23-year-old Brazilian has recovered from an ankle injury and is making his first minutes of play since the Chapions League game with Liverpool on December 1.

In the defense Tagliafico is supported by Devyne Rensch, Perr Schuurs and Lisandro Martinez.

Gravenberch is joined in midfield by Edson Álvarez and Jurgen Ekkelenkamp.

The eighth final between AZ and Ajax starts on Wednesday at 9 p.m.

The game in Alkmaar is led by referee Jochem Kamphuis.

Ajax setup:


Rensch, Schuurs, Martinez, Tagliafico;

Alvarez, Ekkelenkamp, ​​Gravenberch;

Neres, Labyad, Promes.