At Ajax they are enthusiastic about Nicolás Tagliafico. The 25-year-old leftback was picked up at Independiente in January for about four million euros and has since then almost immediately developed into a supporting player in the team of trainer Erik ten Hag. However, Tagliafico himself is far from satisfied with his own game.
Last weekend the Argentine international made his first goal for Ajax at home with sc Heerenveen, after he had given two assists against Roda JC Kerkrade before,”I am told that the fans here are excited about my game. That is, of course, very nice. If you are new somewhere, you want and need to show yourself. I’ve been able to do that to some extent, but I’m still a long way from being satisfied,”he tells Football International.
Tagliafico emphasizes that the audience in Amsterdam still gets the best of him to see,”From a satisfied feeling comes laziness and the thought that it is so good. In my view, that is the worst thing you can experience for a player”, he continues,”Standstill is decline, because around you, other players and opponents are developing. The bar must simply be higher and higher. I am very much aware of this, sometimes against the compulsive.
Nicolás Tagliafico is the best leftback in the Eredivisie.