Ten Hag hopes for Midtjylland’s stunt at Atalanta: ‘They will shock similar to that’

Erik ten Hag has silent hope that FC Midtjylland can provide Ajax a serving to hand within the group stage of the Champions League. The staff from Amsterdam themselves play at Anfield in opposition to Liverpool, however that outcome isn’t of nice significance if Atalanta in Denmark ‘simply’ wins from the underside of the league.

Ten Hag believes that Ajax is in benefit with a busy schedule

“FC Midtjylland has delivered a great efficiency in opposition to Liverpool and within the matches in opposition to us. They might simply trigger a shock,” Ten Hag stated at his press convention at Anfield on Monday night.

Liverpool is presently within the lead with 9 factors in group D, adopted by Ajax and Atalanta (seven factors every). The fifth spherical doesn’t appear to play a serious position for the staff from Amsterdam within the battle for wintering, as a result of they should play at residence in opposition to Atalanta subsequent week.

Nonetheless, Ajax can create a great beginning place for that ultimate recreation on Tuesday. If Ten Hag’s staff stays in the identical variety of factors with Atalanta and even has extra factors, a (small) draw within the Johan Cruijff ArenA will quickly be sufficient for a ticket for the eighth finals. In any other case Ajax should win the ultimate match anyway.

“It’s true that there’s a probability {that a} level in opposition to Liverpool is not going to result in something for the standings within the group. We’ll keep watch over the standings in Bergamo, however crucial factor is that we deal with our personal recreation”, Ten Hag emphasised.

Within the first assembly with Liverpool within the Johan Cruijff ArenA, Ajax misplaced 0-1, however the staff from Amsterdam deserved extra based mostly on the percentages. Ten Hag hopes that his staff has realized from that match.

“A very powerful lesson is that we must always have been extra brave. We created many alternatives in that recreation and didn’t full them, however we may have had many extra alternatives if we had performed extra courageously,” stated the coach, who additionally thinks that his staff is now in higher form than in October.

“We’re higher attuned to one another. The type of some gamers is rising and the staff is performing higher in consequence. Towards Liverpool we’ll attempt to play our personal recreation once more. The constructions of the opposition are clear and we all know how to answer them. play.”

The match between Liverpool and Ajax begins on Tuesday at 9 p.m. at Anfield and is led by German referee Tobias Stieler. The opposite recreation in group D between Atalanta and FC Midtjylland in Bergamo additionally begins at 9 p.m.

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