Galasek wants to stay Dutch
By Vasek Kadlec
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ajax captain Tomas Galasek would prefer to go to PSV or Feyenoord in the summer.
Ajax captain Tomas Galasek would prefer to go to either PSV Eindhoven or Feyenoord when he leaves in the summer.
The Czech Republic international, who has played for six years at the Amsterdam ArenA, rejected a contract extension from the club in favour of a move.
The midfielder cited problems with the captaincy and club among his reasons for leaving.
"I felt the club had not been paying me enough respect. I think I have done a good job playing here, but I've never felt they've given me the respect I deserve," he told Czech daily Sport.
"It's true that when Ronald Koeman came here he put me on the bench, but as time went on I earned his respect and became an essential player," he explained.
"Then Danny Blind came in for Koeman and I thought he would give the captain's armband to me, but he gave it to [Juan] Escude instead.
"When we played the match for Johann Cruyff's trophy he put me on the bench, which was a shock, and, when we won the match, Escude raised the trophy.
"That's when I started thinking about going on loan," he said.
Jaap Stam's imminent arrival in the summer also put more pressure on the defender's position and helped make his decision to leave.
"I have no problem moving within Holland," he continued. "Personally, I would choose PSV or Feyenoord. And if that didn't happen, I'd probably go to another country," he said.
Cologne have been the only club to have seriously expressed an interest in the player so far.