Director Edwin van der Sar doesn’t assume that Ajax ought to regulate its ambitions because of the monetary penalties of the corona disaster. The workforce from Amsterdam count on a lack of thousands and thousands this season and have already spoken of a spot 12 months, however however nonetheless need to storm the European high.
“Corona doesn’t mess up our plans,” stated Van der Sar in an end-of-year interview with Ajax TV. “The ambitions are nonetheless there. Marc (director of soccer affairs Marc Overmars, ed.) Is speaking a few hole 12 months, however that’s solely there to come back out stronger.”
“You now discover that the switch charges are taking place”, Van der Sar continues. “Then we are able to preserve gamers even longer. In fact we goal for the strongest potential workforce. Then it will also be a positive issue.”
“There could also be plenty of jealousy. We promote gamers for a lot cash, we have now so many sponsors and the stadium is at all times packed. That is proper. However we glance up. We have a look at Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona and Actual Madrid. The 2018 / season” We need to expertise 2019 extra typically. Every part is predicated on reaching that within the coming 12 months. Changing into champion is then important. “
Ajax, which reached the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2019 and gained each the nationwide title and the KNVB cup, has had a changeable first half of the season. The workforce from Amsterdam will enter the winter break because the chief within the Eredivisie, however are just one level forward of competitor PSV.
Ajax was unable to fulfill the excessive expectations within the Champions League. The workforce of coach Erik ten Hag completed third within the group with Liverpool, Atalanta and FC Midtjylland and should proceed within the knock-out section of the Europa League after the winter.