Sander Zeldenrijk provides an expert opinion on Carel Eiting
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How will Carel Eiting fit in at Huddersfield Town? Chief Editor of the monthly magazine, Ajax Life, Sander Zeldenrijk gave the lowdown on the midfielder!
What type of player is Carel Eiting?
Carel is a clever player. A technical midfielder. He's more a 6 or 8 as he's a connecting midfielder.
What are his best qualities?
His technique and tactical skills.
What should Huddersfield Town fans expect from Carel?
He is a very social and a well-educated guy. He’s very nice and polite (to the fans as well). Carel can bring ‘football’ into a team, if you know what I mean. Obviously, he will need to get some time to adapt to the squad and the qualities of his new teammates, but with his open and spontaneous character will help him to integrate.
How important is regular football for him now at 22?
This is the main reason for him to leave Ajax at the moment; it was not a big surprise. I consider him a very good player for the first 18 at Ajax. Nevertheless, to develop and make your body stronger you need to make minutes on a weekly high level.
How do you think he will deal with the rigours of Championship football?
I think it will be interesting to see in the upcoming matches. At Ajax he was used to play in a team that controlled possession and many times the Ajax midfielders stayed out of physical battles with their opponents due to a superior tactical play when in possession. Obviously, it also depends on the role the coach will give him.
How close was he to breaking in at Ajax?
He had some pretty tough rivalry (Frenkie de Jong, Lasse Schöne, Donny van de Beek) in the midfield and he had some injuries in the moments when he was close to get in… bad luck, I guess.
Even when not playing much, he’s still very good for the atmosphere of the team. He’s a good professional who understands the importance of a strong collective, despite maybe some disappointment when not playing himself.