De Jong in Ajax squad to face Juve despite injury concerns
- Future Barca star De Jong could miss Tuesday's UCL second leg because of a hamstring issue.
- However, his agent insists he is fit.
- Meanwhile, the coach, Ten Haag, remains less optimistic: "The player has to decide".
Even though Frenkie de Jong will only join Barcelona this summer, we are still following his progress closely as his current club Ajax are also alive in the Champions League. The midfielder shone in the first leg of the quarter-final against mighty Juventus, however, an alleged hamstring injury could potentially rule him out of this Tuesday's second leg.
Nevertheless, De Jong travelled to Italy with the squad. His agent, Ali Dursun, remains optimistic about his client's potential involvement in the upcoming clash, as quoted by De Telegraaf:
"Frankie is fit, he will go to Turin and I think he will play. He is positive, we were all worried on Saturday but the substitution was only precautional. The pain has never been strong, the shock was bigger than the injury."
Still, Ajax coach Ten Hag appears to be less optimistic, as cited by Calciomercato: “We don’t know about De Jong, as it happened on Saturday, we’ll take it one day at a time and one hour at a time. We certainly won’t push him in training. The player has to decide. We cannot look inside his own body."
Last week against Juventus, De Jong completed nearly 92% of his total passes and produced one shot.