Giovanni de la Vega will face Jong Ajax on Monday evening with Jong FC Utrecht. The midfielder played in the youth of the Amsterdam team, but was sent away.
In conversation with Ajax Showtime, De la Vega looks back on his forced departure from Ajax, something he did not see coming. “Actually, I was allowed to play in the youth for another year, so I didn’t expect it. It turned out to be a list of several things. I really see myself as a midfielder, as a number ten. But at Ajax I became the first year in the front Contract players were given priority in midfield. “
According to De la Vega, this meant that he could not show his qualities and that resulted in Ajax sending him away. “It was not nice news to hear that I had to leave and go look for a new club. But I have it right now in Utrecht. Utrecht was the only club that was concrete, so the choice was actually quite easy.”
And with Jong FC Utrecht, where De la Vega makes his minutes, he faces his old employer on Monday evening. That causes a reunion with a number of old acquaintances for the nineteen-year-old midfielder, who nevertheless goes full for profit. “We are friends before the game, then it’s war.”