Tim Krul is still coming back from his very serious ACL injury and he has yet to play for the Ajax first team, but he has played for the Ajax reserve side a few times now.
The Chronicle has a short interview with Ajax manager Peter Bosz today and Peter has said there’s a long way between playing for the Ajax first team and the reserves side.
Tim Krul – still to make his debut for Ajax
We would have expected Tim to have been playing by now, so it’s not such a big a shock that Tim is pushing hard to get his first game for Ajax, but Bosz says they have to protect Tim from himself after such a serious injury.
This is what Bosz has said in the Chronicle today about Tim:
“Medically there is no problem but there is a big difference between Ajax and Young Ajax – the reserves.”
“Things are getting better but there is still a long way before he is clear. Also, not every cruciate ligament injury can be compared.”
“The difficulty with Krul is that he is so eager, which I understand.” “Sometimes you have to protect him from himself – he had a serious injury.”
We’re surprised that Bosz says there’s still a long way to go before Tim is clear to play, since it’s almost 14 months since Tim picked up the cruciate ligament injury.
20 year-old Cameroon International Andre Onana is in goal at the moment at Ajax and he’s played 20 times this season for Ajax and made his debut for Cameroon in September in a friendly against Gabon.
He is almost certain to be in the Cameroon squad for the upcoming African Cup of Nations next month – so if Tim cannot make the team before then it’s likely he will get his chance in January.
Note: Reader Elliot Little will be braving the sub-zero temperatures on the Great Wall of China this Christmas to raise money for mental health charity MIND.
Elliot will camp out with his friend on Christmas Eve overnight on a challenging section of the wall before trekking around the relatively under-explored area of Jiankou on Christmas Day.
Here’s more information on the trek and his justgiving page.