If Steven Berghuis is allowed to bring back one player who left Ajax last summer, he will choose Lisandro Martínez. The left leg states that the mentality of the Argentinian was very important for Ajax.
And years ago, Ajax had to deal with a major exodus. Berghuis was one of the few basic players who stayed in Amsterdam. In the Ajax Life podcast he is asked which outgoing transfer was the biggest loss for Ajax. “I find it really difficult, but if one speaker could bring back, it would be Martínez,” the Orange-international replies.
“I am doing other guys short. I don’t want to compare anyone, but Licha was on every match. He did not tolerate from his mentality that it was one percent less. Licha was a tyrant, but then I forget guys like Nous (Mazraoui, ed. .), Ryan (Gravenberch, ed.) and Sébastien (Haller, ed.).”
Berghuis is therefore disappointed that there is now little left of last season’s team. “A lot of guys have really left, for whom you come to Ajax to play together. Unfortunately, that’s how it goes at Dutch clubs. We’re talking about players now, but then we forget Marc (Overmars, ed.) and Erik (Ten Hag, ed.) Still. A lot has been lost and we have had quite a bit of bad luck with that. “