De Jong’s fitness confirmed for Champions League clash with Juventus

De Jong's fitness confirmed for Champions League clash with Juventus

Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong is set to play in today’s Champions League clash against Juventus.

The 21-year-old starlet came off in the 28th minute after an injury scare against Excelsior in a Dutch league match last Saturday.

Just yesterday, Ajax coach Erik Ten Haag expressed doubt over De Jong’s return to Tuesday’s match in Turin.

“De Jong is still in doubt,” stated Ten Haag. “After tonight’s training, we will see.

“The fact that he is not training yet is not decisive in terms of whether he will play. We don’t test it that way.

“We live hour by hour, day by day. We are willing to take a responsible risk.

“Frenkie has to listen carefully to his body and ultimately I make the decision. We are in a positive way.”

The Dutch starlet is a vital component to the Ajax side, helping the team progress to the quarterfinals of the Champions League and compete for the Eredevise title — Ajax and PSV are neck in neck with 70 points.

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