Ajax duo’s fast blast
AJAX stars Hakim Ziyech and Noussair Mazraoui have told the club that they are going to fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
But Dutch fitness guru Raymond Verheijen has warned the pair they will suffer physically at a crucial stage of the season for treble-chasing Ajax.
They face Willem II in the Dutch Cup final today, Tottenham on Wednesday in the Champions League and are leading PSV at the top of the Eredivisie.
Verheijen said: “It would be irresponsible if Ziyech and Mazraoui stick to the fasting requirements at this stage of the season.
“If they do this now, it is like throwing a spanner in a wheel.”