Dusan Tadic and Davy Klaassen realize that Ajax should have gotten more out of the Champions League match against Atalanta on Tuesday evening. The team from Amsterdam proved themselves a disservice by giving Bergamo a 0-2 lead and thus two points (2-2).
Klaassen: ‘Disappointment dominates’
“This is disappointing,” said captain Tadic after the game Ajax TV. “We were leading 0-2 at half time and everything looked good, but then we suddenly conceded two goals. It is clear that we have to switch faster and help the defenders if we lose the ball.”
By scoring twice in the space of six minutes, Duván Zapata was the great tormentor of Ajax in the Gewiss Stadium. Both teams then had good chances of victory, but it remained 2-2 in Bergamo.
“We wanted to look for the 3-0, because then it would have been finished. But those fast goals gave Atalanta faith in the game again,” Tadic, who was impressed by the way the Italians for the match day came.
“We played against a very good team that plays with high pressure and is strong in the duels. It was a nice challenge for us and we also played well, but we should not be satisfied with this. We earned more and we need to get bigger. to think.”
Although after the draw with a view to the eighth finals at Ajax not a man is left overboard, Klaassen also realizes that his team has failed itself. The midfielder thinks that Ajax should have finished the match in the second half.
“What a missed opportunity. Of course this does not have to be disastrous for us. But this now feels like losing. That’s not so strange, is it?”, 27-year-old Klaasen told it. AD.
“We knew they would take even more risks in the second half. Then we have to keep it simple and finish the game, but unfortunately that did not work. Hopefully that is a lesson for us. We really have to learn from that.”
Due to the loss against Liverpool (0-1) and the draw at Atalanta, Ajax cannot actually lose any points in the next two meetings with FC Midtjylland. “Nothing has been lost yet and we will still get Atalanta home, but we should have been better after this game”, said Klaassen.
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