Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder explains how Kudus Mohammed can excel at number 10 position

Published on: 07 December 2022

Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder has explained how Kudus Mohammed can excel at his preferred number positon.

Kudus and Brian Brobbey have been the two strikers for Alfred Schreuder this season in all competitions.

Before the World Cup break, the 22-year-old Ghanaian star revealed his favourite position after being deployed as false number 9 at Ajax.

The former FC Nordjaelland midfielder in an interview disclosed he is best at the number 10 position.

Reacting to Kudus comment, Schreuder said, "That's not a bad thing, he may also think so,"

According to Schreuder, the Ghana international can play well as number 10 with a double number 6 behind him.

Kudus excelled as number 10 for the Black Stars at the 2022 World Cup with Thomas Partey and Salis Abdul Samed playing behind him as double pivot.

The former FC Nordjaelland star who had a magnificent debut World Cup, scored two goals and provided an assist in three matches.

"At Ajax, there is always talk of fourteen to fifteen players who can all play," says Schreuder. "That is true, and Mo is one of them. I said from the start that he looks more like a free attacker to me, who is very difficult to defend. That was partly because we also have many good midfielders I think he can also play well at 10, but more in a midfield with two number six in his back."

Kudus Mohammed scored ten goals in 21 official games in the first half of the season.

Ajax is preparing in Marbella in Spain and hopes to create more stability than in the first phase of the season.

The 22-year-old is expected to join his teammates to continue preparation for the second half of the season following Ghana’s exit at the World Cup.