Ajax manager Erik Ten Haag says it will not take long for midfielder Mohammed Kudus to return to the pitch.
The 21-year-old suffered an injury during pre-season that has kept him out since the start of the season.
His absence has been telling of the Eredivisie champions, after losing the Johan Cryuff trophy to Feyenoord and were held by FC Twente on Sunday.
“I can’t say he will join next week, but I don’t think it will take long either. But I’ve been saying that for two weeks… It’s difficult to give a prognosis,” said Erik Ten Haag after the draw.
Ten Haag is counting on the return of his star players including Olympic Gold medalist Antony, who was part of the Brazilian team in Tokyo.
“These are very useful weeks for us. It is a kind of preparation,” the Ajax coach said in front of the ESPN camera .
“We are now really getting the team together, Antony is back. Now we can really start training. He came back, had a very nice adventure. And a gold medal. A great experience, he will take that to Ajax. I’m convinced of that.”
“We work from principles. We don’t have a lot of changes compared to last year. That’s why the last few weeks have been so important, we were able to go into the details.”