Calvin Bassey can’t get over his first full match in action for and he wants to keep improving.
The former Glasgow Rangers man started Sunday’s Eredivisie clash against Sparta Rotterdam, at the central defence position and saw action for the entirety of the game.
Bassey who was assigned jersey number 33 when he joined the club, the same number he wore in his two-year association with Rangers has now changed to number 3.
Explaining why he made the switch to number 3, Bassey said to Ajax’s official website: “I want to apologize to everyone who bought a shirt with 33. Perr Schuurs used to have number three, but left.
“I thought it was a good time to take it over. Number three has always been my favorite because the three most important things to me are God, family and football.”
Bassey was shown a straight red card on his debut against PSV and served a two-match ban, but the Nigerian defender said he’s out the unfortunate happening behind him.
“At first I was upset because I felt like I was letting the team down. But then I had to keep going, because I couldn’t change the situation anymore.
“You have to take the focus and switch the switch for the moment you back. That’s what I’ve been working on. It shouldn’t hinder me in training or in the matches that follow.”
Bassey, one of the standout players in last season’s Europa League, is in line to make his Champions League debut for Ajax Amsterdam next month.