Sven Botman believes he made the right choice in leaving Ajax to join Lille in the summer.

The 21-year-old did not make his debut for Ajax before moving to Lille in the summer. He has excelled in France and is being linked with several top European clubs.

On Thursday, Botman comes up against Ajax with Lille in the Europa League. Speaking to Voetbal International, Botman looked back, “I could have stayed with Ajax, but there I was second or third choice as central defender.”

Botman thinks he has grown as a player in France, “I get a lot of confidence and I notice that I am constantly growing. Here you play against top strikers every week, you cannot forsake a moment. I feel that I am becoming more and more complete.”

Botman had eleven years with Ajax, “I have played there for so long, I follow the club where I can and I remain an Ajax fan. Just not for the next week, of course.”

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