Ajax star Mohammed Kudus as been named in the Dutch Eredivisie Team of the Week following his tremendous performance for the Dutch giants in his full league competitive game on Sunday.
The former Ghana U17 star was handed his first start in the Eredivisie as Ajax thrashed RKC Waalwijk 3-0 at the Amsterdam Arena on Sunday.
The 19-year-old was completely unstoppable in midfield for Ajax with some thrilling display.
GOALKEEPER: Joel Drommel (FC Twente)
Earned his side a point and nearly grabbed all three saving Steven Berghuis’ first spot-kick.
DEFENDER: Jan-Paul van Hecke (sc Heerenveen)
The young defender on-loan from Brighton and Hove Albion put in a solid debut in the 3-1 away win in Sittard claiming five interceptions and winning 6 balls in the air.
Our Player of the Week Christian Kum (VVV) stops Mimoun Mahi in his tracks.
DEFENDER: Christian Kum (VVV-Venlo)
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Despite being a 35-year-old, Kum put in a performance that saved claimed VVV a point on Friday evening. A total of 11 clearances, four blocked shots, three interceptions and a clearance off the line sees the veteran claims Player of the Week.
DEFENDER: Riechedly Bazoer (Vitesse)
The former Ajax midfielder is excelling in his new central defensive role in Arnhem. In Saturday’s 2-0 win over Sparta, Bazoer stuck his foot in and produced a 94% accurate pass percentage with four key passes and created two big chances. He also managed to nab himself a shot on target too. Unlucky not to win our POTW award this week. A close second.
DEFENDER: Philipp Max (PSV)
The German left-back is impressing everyone in Eindhoven and was involved in both goals in his side’s 2-1 win over Emmen. He was sadly involved in Emmen’s goals (Mvogo’s blunder) but we can’t blame for that but he might think twice about playing the ball to the Swiss keeper in future.
MIDFIELDER: Oussama Tannane (Vitesse)
Tannane announced himself to the Arnhem faithful with a sublime performance in the 2-0 win over Sparta Rotterdam topped with a wonderful long-range free-kick smashed in with unreal techinque.
MIDFIELDER: Joey Veerman (sc Heerenveen)
After being close to the Player of the Week award last week, young Joey Veerman continued his good form with his second appearance in our #TOTW in as many weeks. He converted a penalty and again was inspirational for his side’s win. Accurate with 10 of his 15 long balls was incredibly noticeable as well getting his foot in when it mattered.
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Mohammed Kudus wins man of the match award in Ajax win
Ajax have seem to discover another phenomenal talent in Mohamed Kudus.
MIDFIELDER: Mohamed Kudus (Ajax)
The 18-year-old Ghanaian/Norwegian enjoyed his first experience of the Johan Cruijff Arena with a ‘Man of the Match’ display against RKC Waalwijk. Ajax look like they have a jem on their hands once again.
FORWARD: Vangelis Pavlidis (Willem II)
Two goals in the 4-0 win over Heracles. Standard behaviour from the Greek striker.
FORWARD: Henk Veerman (sc Heerenveen)
The big man showed unique skill for his goal this weekend and assisted another with great forward-thinking. Looks like he’s settled back in at Heerenveen already.
FORWARD: Dusan Tadic (Ajax)
The usual suspects are amongst the goals already and the Serb completes the eleven this week. A superb piece of technique shown for his goal in the 3-0 win over RKC. Not only lethal in front of the goal, Tadic created some big chances to extend the lead in Amsterdam on Sunday.