Dusan Tadic has been involved in 55 of Ajax’s 160 goals this season
From finishing 17th with Southampton and being criminally underused by Mark Hughes to becoming one of Europe’s fittest players this season, Dusan Tadic has seen a change of fortune in recent times.
Brought back to the Eredivisie for just £ 11.4million by Ajax, he has been in sensational form both domestically and in European competition.
Last night, in the thrilling 4-2 victory over Vitesse, Tadic hit two penalties and scored a nice assist for Hakim Ziyech’s 20th goal of the season.
Ziyech has contributed 40 goals this season – which is a truly impressive record – but his numbers have been made pretty ordinary by his own teammate.
This is because according to Markt transfer, Tadic has 55 incredible goals, 34 goals and 21 assists in 51 games in all competitions this quarter.
The 30-year-old played like a ‘false nine’ under Erik ten Hag and the change in position was a complete and absolute masterstroke, with Tadic’s form so good that he is truly on the verge of ‘to be in contention for the Balloon. Or reward.
Ajax have scored 160 ridiculous goals in all competitions and with at least five games to play in all competitions, the club and Tadic have plenty of opportunities to improve their goal tally before the end of the season.
And it’s not as if Tadic had stad padded in Holland. He produced in the biggest club competition in the world, scoring three goals and three assists in Champions League qualifying before six more goals and three assists followed in Ajax’s glorious run to the semi-finals. .
In March, his world-class performance in the stunning Champions League round of 16 against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu saw him become the ninth player to receive L’Equipe’s coveted 10/10 rating since 1988.
Two sensational helpers: heart_eyes:
A brilliant goal: fire:
Dušan Tadić made it to the Bernabéu and won all the headlines!
What. A. Performance: hands raised: pic.twitter.com/RPyoNgkLUC
– Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 5, 2019
He completely attacked Casemiro with some dirty roulette in preparation for his second pass, then followed with a wonderful curling strike in front of Thibaut Courtois in the second half.
What a difference a year makes.