Daley Blind has made explosive charges at Ajax Amsterdam thanks to his signing with Bayern Munich

When Daley Blind moved from AFC Ajax to Bayern Munich This winter, it came as a huge shock to the wider soccer community. The transfer didn’t seem to come from anywhere. Now, in an interview with everything adThe player himself revealed that the move was not necessarily his decision.

The interview is absolutely huge, and locked behind a paywall. We’ll reproduce the relevant bit here, where Blind makes explosive claims about his former club and coach Alfred Schroeder. Translation comes courtesy of DeepL.

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“I thought for a long time that I would finish my career at Ajax,” said Blind. “And then I thought: If I go early, then next summer, when my contract expires. With the hope of another address and goodbye by the front door.”

“But it got to the point where I wasn’t welcome in the club where I had been hanging around since I was seven.” The interviewer mentions his sadness when he talks about the accident. “On the 26th, the management said they definitely didn’t want me when training sessions started on the 27th, and that the contract was terminated. That was the end of a painful weeks-long rollercoaster.”

Huntelaar thigh

Apparently, Ajax’s new director of football Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (core sporting director, the same role Hasan Salihamidzic played at Bayern Munich) appeared on a TV show in the Netherlands and claimed that the blind left because “the coach made a different choice” in the squad. . .

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Daley Blind was not happy that Schroeder was on the bench.
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Blind vehemently denies this. “He shouldn’t speak for me,” said the defender. “That wasn’t the last straw for me. The final straw was: being demoted from first-choice center to fourth-choice spot. And that coach completely ignored me anyway after a half-time altercation against RKC.”

It also criticizes the behavior of Ajax SD. “Huntelaar made me look like the bad guy to his supporters. I immediately messaged him with that too. I also find it customary for Ajax to be the first to go public, while a mutual punishment clause is included in the dissolution agreement: I won’t say anything about Ajax, And they won’t say anything about me. The club wanted this item, huh…”

Hence the “tell all” interview. That Ajax is really interested in a clause like that in the Blind contract says a lot. However, there is more.

Ignorance Alfred Schroeder

Expanding on the general chaos and toxicity of Ajax, Blind told the story of the locker room incident between himself and his coach, Alfred Schroeder.

“I just mentioned RKC,” the 32-year-old said, presumably referring to RKC Waalwijk. “What happened there between me and the coach, caused a lot. We didn’t play well.”

“In the first half, Schroeder told us our pressure was not right. It had to change. “What do you think?” he asked two forwards. “What do you prefer?”, because English is the language of communication. Clothes: “Coach, be clear and decide for yourself what we are going to do!”

In Blind’s own words, Schroeder said, “Shut up! Shut your mouth and sit down!”

The player backed off at that point, but later asked some physicists if he had gone too far. Apparently they didn’t feel it. Under Eric ten Hag, such intense discussions were allowed. However, Schroeder then proceeded to marginalize the blind completely. He will not speak to the player during training. Against PSV, it was discovered that he had been suddenly demoted to fourth left-back, without any contact.

In the end, Blind concludes, “It was personal between Schroeder and me.”

Bitter departure

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The blind didn’t end up seeing Schroeder face to face.
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This part is particularly long. It details the blind’s list of back lies and accidents after the RKC incident in his final months at Ajax. Even after he apologized in the media, the situation did not improve.

Apparently, the coach also lied to him about his role on the team. Blind said Schreuder told him he would be an important pawn for the upcoming season. So, being seated was a complete surprise. However, the coach later went to the media and said he had discussed the role of the blind bench prior to the start of the season. This was a “LIE” (confirmation from the interview) in Blind’s own words.

When the Ajax players were called up for the World Cup, all of them got congratulations from the coach, except for the blind. After his move to Bayern Munich, when he returned to his club to say goodbye to the staff and teammates, Schroeder was nowhere to be found.

I wish Huntelaar & Hamstra, or Edwin van der Sar, would say, ‘Let’s get you and the manager around a table to fix this. And I was hoping they’d say, “You, as a guy at this club, we want to make sure you don’t even want to leave.”

“But the administration made no attempt to bring the parties together,” Blind said. “Zero. Rather, the opposite happened: they were quick to tell me I wanted to leave myself. I just felt it suited them.”

Now that he’s at Bayern, Blind feels comfortable talking about these things. The above excerpts are only a fraction of the total interview. Check it out if you have the time. There were also bits about Bayern, which we’ll cover separately. Stay tuned.

The level of Ajax’s dysfunction is really shocking to prepare for. No wonder they’ve been so poor this season. Coach Alfred Schroeder seems shallow, and meeting Blind throws more fuel on the fire. You have to wonder how this interview was received in the Netherlands.

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