“If they get someone else, they can too”

Steven Berghuis will return to De Kuip for the second time this season on Sunday night. The former Feyenoord player is going to hunt the KNVB cup against PSV with Ajax. Already in 2019, the Eindhoven wanted to lure him away from Rotterdam.

In the summer of 2019, the Eindhoven knocked on the door of Rotterdam to get Berghuis’ services. “It was a serious option. PSV played in the Champions League. I thought I could take the next step through PSV,” he says. General newspaper† Last summer, PSV tried to get Berghuis back to Eindhoven, but the attacker chose Ajax.

“I decided I wanted to go to Ajax, partly because Ajax was now certain of the Champions League subgroup tournament. There has been no further discussion with PSV,” says Berghuis. He said, “If they can get you another one, so will the clubs.” That’s how it goes. The career is short. Choices are crucial. As a supporter, you can sit on the club’s grandstands for twenty years before coming to the Football Champions League. The player does not have this time.

Ten Hagi trust

Ajax has seen a bigger change in position in Berghu than in the last five years, he confirms. In Amsterdam, his number ten position has become his permanent seat. He also says that he has made spiritual progress in the club. An important conversation with Erik ten Hagi was on the way to the first Champions League game on the plane. “I had played one of the ten games. The coach called me and said I was going to start. We ran my role with pictures during the flight. .

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