Maarten Wijffels believes that Ajax’s poor form will not affect the Dutch national team, he says in the podcast of the Dutch national team. General Journal. The Orange started preparing for it on Monday World Cup in Qatar. National coach Louis van Gaal takes no less than seven Ajax players to the final tournament.
Ajax closed the calendar year 2022 with a draw against FC Emmen (3-3), before that it also played a draw against Vitesse (2-2) and lost to PSV (1-2). According to Wijffels, Orange will not be bothered by this. ‘I do not think so. For the players of Ajax it is also a great chance for revenge.’
In addition, Wijffels sees that it can only have a positive effect. ‘On one condition: that Van Gaal immediately gets the chagrin out of those bodies, he has to get to work on that.’ Wijffels also sees a scenario in which Alfred Schreuder is fired during the World Cup. ‘That could be, yes’, says Wijffels. “I think Van Gaal will talk to those players about it.” Still, Wijffels thinks it won’t make much difference. “I don’t think it’s going to have any impact.”
Ajax players to World Cup
Ajax’s seven Orange internationals will travel to Qatar on Tuesday for the World Cup. In addition to the Dutch internationals, Mohammed Kudus will also go to the World Cup with Ghana. Edson Álvarez and Jorge Sánchez have been called up by Mexico for the final tournament and Dusan Tadić goes with Serbia to Qatar. The Netherlands will start the World Cup on November 21, when Senegal will be the first opponent.