He may be afraid of rabbits, but the prospect of moving half way round the globe to start a new life hasn’t fazed the teenager...
Speaking to the press on Friday, the tall 18-year-old forward discussed, amongst other matters, his fear of rabbits, though the most insightful comments were passed regarding his settling in process to a completely different culture.
“In the beginning I was very anxious and afraid to make mistakes,” he revealed. “I was very focused in order to earn a contract. Now I am a lot calmer. The contract has given me security. Of course, I still have flaws, but I can learn from them. In the beginning I always felt that I would probably ruin my chances with a mistake.
“I am here and it is amazing to be absorbed along with everyone. My team-mates speak Dutch with me a lot. That's good for me, because I learn the language faster.”
Asked how he would feel about winning the Eredivisie title with Ajax, the youngster replied, “I already get goose bumps when I think about it. Even though I have made no major contribution this season, it is important to me to win trophies.”
Ajax are currently in second place, one point behind Twente with two games remaining.
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