Eredivisie: Ajax chief, Van der Sar backs Bassey to shine for club

Eredivisie: Ajax chief, Van der Sar backs Bassey to shine for club

Chief Executive of Eredivisie champions, Ajax, Edwin Van der Sar has backed Calvin Bassey to make a big impact at the club.

Bassey linked up with the Amsterdam club from Scottish Premiership club, Glasgow Rangers in the summer.

After a bright start to life at the former European champions, the versatile defender has suffered a dip in form.

That has prompted criticism from pundits and fans, who claimed Bassey is not suitable for the club.

Van der Sar, however, believes Bassey needs more time to make an impact at the club.

“Calvin has qualities, but he will have to improve to get to that level,” Van der Sar was quoted by the Daily Record.

“That is very logical, and Lisandro Martínez has also had that development with us. Just think about two years ago, when Martínez spent a lot of time on the bench. It takes time to grow, it’s not fair to judge Bassey directly on the level of Martínez.”