Ajax coach Erik ten Hag once more thought it pointless that his workforce misplaced to Liverpool within the Champions League. The workforce from Amsterdam created a number of probabilities at Anfield on Tuesday, however had to surrender 1-0 in opposition to the reigning champion of England, identical to in October.
“I believe it is a disgrace and pointless”, mentioned a visibly disenchanted Ten Hag afterwards in entrance of the digicam Ajax TV. “A draw mirrored the proportions of the sport. It was two groups that stored one another in steadiness. Ultimately, the happiest one received.”
“There have been two groups that had been properly organized, which made it troublesome to create alternatives,” the coach continued. “You see that extra typically at Champions League degree. The main points determine. We must always have no less than dragged out a draw.”
The one aim of the match got here within the 58th minute and happened by way of a blunder by Ajax goalkeeper André Onana, who misjudged a turning cross and noticed Curtis Jones tick within the 1-0 on the far publish.
“Now we have not allowed something from the place play, which is okay in opposition to a workforce like Liverpool”, mentioned Ten Hag, who was not requested by the personal membership channel about Onana’s mistake. “The one hazard is the swap, they’re harmful. We noticed that initially of the sport and after the 1-0. Then we have now to and so they come out harmful as soon as, twice.”
Because of the defeat in opposition to Liverpool, Ajax should beat Atalanta subsequent Wednesday to overwinter within the Champions League. Ten Hag does see a bonus within the all-deciding match within the Johan Cruijff ArenA. “We all know prematurely what to do and that is likely to be a superb factor. The revenue is all that issues.”