He’s a neat and tidy kind of player; I’m not sure how that translates in training. As Sam alluded to - if the other players are working their bollocks off and Klaassen is going
through the motions, then you give the others game time - regardless of talent. That’s a fundamental of management; rewarding hard work. But that’s me reading between the lines and boarding on conjecture.
Because he was captain at Ajax we assume he’s got something about him but he might’ve got that gig to make him stick around a bit longer or he’d ‘earned it’ as he’d come through the ranks and understood the Ajax philosophy. He doesn’t appear to have obvious captain qualities.
He’s a good footballer but he just seems a bit ‘meh’ - weak, slow and too nice. It’s a very naive signing in hindsight - how many times have we seen good footballers struggle in a league where physicality is paramount?