Ajax Amsterdam manager Marco van Basten has backed record signing Miralem Sulejmani to come good after making little impact during his first season in the Dutch capital.
The 20-year-old joined Ajax for a Dutch record fee of €16.2m from Heerenveen in July 2008 after scoring 16 goals in 34 games in the 2007/08 season.
However, the Serbia forward has failed to reproduce that form for Ajax but Van Basten believes the striker will succeed.
"He has a difficult year behind him now," Van Basten told Amsterdam TV station AT5. "I am still convinced that he is a fantastic football player. He shows that sometimes too, but there are also games in which he shows not much.
"He is just 20-years-old, comes from Heerenveen, has just come to live in Amsterdam and there is a price tag of 16 million euros around his neck.
"They are all things that have more influence on him than we ever thought."