Nigerian Defender, Calvin Bassey under fire at Ajax

Calvin Bassey on the ball for Ajax

Nigerian and Ajax of Amsterdam defender, Calvin Bassey has come under fire for his poor form, and the poor play exhibited by Ajax in the defence line.

Bassey, who is a natural left wing back has been converted to to a central defender at Ajax and the results have not been so great.

Former Dutch National Team and Inter Milan player, Wesley Sneijder has been quoted in the Dutch media, asking for Bassey to be taken out the team.

Here is a quote from soccernews from Sneijder:

You have Bassey who can’t build up, (Jurien) Timber who isn’t doing well and then you don’t have a controlling midfielder who wants to build up. Then it becomes quite difficult in the build-up and you don’t get to play football,”

“Take Bassey out and put Alvarez back in line. Defending is all Alvarez can do. He can be very important to Ajax one backline.

Bassey has been really critized this season after his big money move to Ajax from Glasgow Rangers. Maybe he needs more time to adjust to the new environment and position. However, at a big club like Ajax, you do not get that time to adjust. They expect good performance from day one.

Image credit: Voetbal international

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