Ten Hag about 5-4 victory over FC Utrecht: ‘This makes the cup event so stunning’

In Ajax’s protection, issues frequently went flawed on Wednesday night, however after the spectacular cup victory over FC Utrecht (5-4), Erik ten Hag wished to emphasise that he additionally loved the sport.

Neres not in motion this calendar 12 months

“It was an actual cup match with a number of errors on each side”, Ten Hag regarded again after securing a spot within the eighth finals of the TOTO KNVB Cup event. “An actual all or nothing match, that is what makes the cup event so stunning.”

The coach and his group nonetheless confronted a 3-4 deficit ten minutes earlier than the top, however because of objectives from Zakaria Labyad and Dusan Tadic, they nonetheless received the ultimate section.

“Fortuitously, it has turn into every little thing for us. We’ve got scored 5 nice objectives. However we additionally gave away objectives that we should focus on with one another quickly.”

Dusan Tadic shot Ajax to victory within the penultimate minute of normal time. (Picture: Professional Pictures)

After the cup match, Ten Hag was in a position to report that David Neres will not take motion this calendar 12 months. The Brazilian attacker was injured on a go to to Liverpool on December 1 (1-0 defeat) and has been out of circulation longer than initially thought.

“With advancing perception it seems that he’ll not be obtainable this 12 months. I hope he will probably be again as quickly as doable in January,” mentioned Ten Hag. Ajax has two Eredivisie matches scheduled for this calendar 12 months in opposition to ADO Den Haag (Sunday) and Willem II (Wednesday).

On a go to to The Hague, Ten Hag solely expects André Onana again. The coach couldn’t say something in regards to the availability of Noussair Mazroui and Lassina Traoré.

Ten Hag doesn’t rule out that Quincy Promes will probably be a part of the match choice for the sport with ADO. “That might simply be, supplied he’s mentally in a position to play a match. He’s free and may simply prepare alongside.” The Orange-international was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of great assault and was imprisoned for a number of days.

View the outcomes and this system of the TOTO KNVB Cup.

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