Ajax head coach Alfred Schreuder believes that Kudus deserves to play and will not punish the Ghanaian for trying to force a move.
During deadline day, Kudus did not report to training due to an interest expressed by Everton and his willingness to make a move to the Premier League side.
In the end, he stayed at Ajax and got his first goal of the season during a victory against Cambuur. Schreuder spoke to ESPN about Kudus’ situation.
“Because Mo is just a basic player for Ajax,” the trainer explained.
“He may not always be in the starting line-up, but he is just a great player. You can also see against Cambuur what he brings to the team: a lot of pace, a lot of dynamics. But unfortunately for him, Ajax has a lot of good players.’
“It is difficult for some players that they play less,” continued Schreuder. ‘But everyone has to accept their role, because we all do it together. The prizes will only be distributed at the end of the ride. Is it soft that I let Mo play now? Well, he really deserves to play. And I always try to be clear and fair.’
Kudus has made five appearances in the Eredivisie this season.