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Ajax's Ryan Gravenberch taking 'big steps' in development

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Emily Wilson

Dutch giants Ajax are once again looking to prosper from the development of young talent and for Erik Ten Hag, this season is already lining up to be “something great.”

When speaking with club media, the 50-year-old manager noted Ryan Gravenberch as a player who is rapidly improving in the squad.

“He has a lot of capacities, especially in an attacking sense … but he also comes to understand ‘that other work’ better and better,” said Ten Hag.

Gravenberch’s development in his awareness and defending of the game, in particular, is improving thanks to learning alongside veteran players.

“He is developing partly on the basis of Davy Klaassen, Daley Blind and Dusan Tadic. For him, it is becoming increasingly clear what top football entails. That is looking less at yourself, but above all putting yourself at the service of the team.”

“If you are in a first team, the youth has to get out, he has taken big steps there lately. ”

The 18-year-old currently has nine appearances for the club (including three in the Champions League) and has registered two assists.

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