The post-Ten Hag begins with the Johan Cruijff Schaal against usual rivals of PSV Eindhoven. Ihattaren and Stekelenburger out.
After four years there won't be Erik Ten Hag on the bench, in his place Alfred Schreuder.
The summer transfer market seems to have weakened Godenzonen, many regulars have left. No more Haller up front, nor Mazraoui and Tagliafico on the wings, nor Martinez in the middle of the defense. Wijndal, Bergwijn and Bassey will try not to make them regret.
Past season JC Schaal was a complete disaster...thrashed 0-4 by PSV.
Goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg didn't take part to last friendly games and should miss also this one.
Mohammed Ihattaren did not join the squad for the camp in Austria as he was the victim of "threats and intimidation".
Ajax met PSV Eindhoven already 9 times in the Johan Cruijff Schaal winning 5 times. They won 9 times the competition. Overall De Klassieker has been played 82 times in Amsterdam, Ajax have won 44, drawn 13 and lost 25.
Alfred Schreuder: "Ajax is excellently prepared for the match. I think we have done the maximum, even though there is still a lot to do physically. From day one, not everything will go well. We have to see what goes well and build on that.”