Lassina Traoré is considered a great talent at Ajax. The nineteen-year-old striker is already stuck with the first team of the team from Amsterdam and came into action in the first two league matches. In the past, however, Traoré had another favorite club in the Netherlands.
The striker from Burkina Faso comes from the football school Rahimo FC of former FC Twente player Rahim Ouédraogo. “We played football in the FC Twente shirts”, Traoré recalls Football International. “That was the first Dutch club we got to know.”
“Rahim also told a lot of stories about it,” he continues. “So we all dreamed of FC Twente. When I got to know the PlayStation, I always wanted to be FC Twente. Leroy Fer was my favorite player”, said Traoré, who was tipped off by Rahim at Ajax.
“I called Rob (Groener, ed.) A few years ago to say that I had a great talent in the academy. And he has to go to Ajax, I said “, Rahim indicates.” With the right guidance I saw him reach the top. In the field of training, nothing beats Ajax in the Netherlands. I will arrange it, said Rob. And now Lassina is sitting here. “
Rahim has a lot of faith in Traoré. “He is now in good hands with Erik ten Hag”, he says. “Of course I know them well. We played together in FC Twente’s midfield. Coach Fred Rutten always said that I played my best matches next to Erik. That was the case. He coached me so well. It was therefore not surprising that he is now doing so well as a trainer. He helped me a lot. “