Jordy Clasie was a regular at Feyenoord under Ronald Koeman’s guidance and a year after being part of the Netherlands squad at the 2014 World Cup, the player reunited with his manager at Southampton.
The midfielder made 20 starts in the league in his debut season in England, but things didn’t go well for him at St Mary’s after Koeman left the club in 2016.
Claude Puel replaced the Dutch coach and the 28-year-old earlier admitted he found it difficult to communicate when the former was in charge of the south coast club.
While speaking to Dutch outlet NOS, Clasie spoke about his struggles at Southampton: “I basically stood still for two years. You can feel things diminish because you have no rhythm. That is super important for a player.”
Having seen his appearances being limited in his second season at Southampton, the Premier League side allowed him to spend the last two campaigns on loan at Club Brugge and Feyenoord.
Even though he had a year left on his contract with the English club, Clasie and Southampton terminated his contract and he then joined AZ Alkmaar in the summer.
The player has made only two starts and stressed he’s unhappy that he isn’t featuring regularly for his new club.
“Last weekend I was able to play again. I trained hard, because I had something to catch up with compared to other boys,” Clasie explained.
“Then you feel that you are at a level where you want and can play. The coach naturally makes the choice and ultimately you have to accept it. But it is difficult that you do not play very much.”