Ajax coach Erik ten Hag is keen on the calendar year, Sunday to close in the uitduel with his old club FC Utrecht. The Locals must win to put pressure on leader PSV.
“We are working with a very good half season, but there is still something in the back. We have great performance, but that needs a sequel”, warns At the Hag Friday for saturation.
“It goes to the title and to prices. We are still on three fronts active and have nice things to look forward to, but Sunday we have one last full tank.”
The Ajax coach can be in Utrecht is almost certainly about a fit selection, on the injured Joël Veltman and Hassane Bandé. “It looks at this moment fairly positive,” said the Haaksbergenaar.
“It is a heavy half year, with a large physical load, but I think we still freshness to radiate. We’ve seen that against Bayern Munich and against The County. That will be Sunday certainly be asked.”
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At Hag is looking forward to the reunion with his old club and realizes that Ajax is a team in form. “We would love to have such matches to play and have in the last half-season a lot of played. This is a great poster. We can get our chest as well as wetting, but that applies vice versa,” he says.
“I know the players very well and the gameplay also. Dick Advocaat carried out a great work. They play nice and attractive football. We look forward to us to measure with this opponent, the fourth club of the Netherlands. We will have to win, that is clear.”
After sixteen rounds occupied Ajax second in the Eredivisie. Behind leader and reigning champion PSV two points. The Locals take the Saturday in your own home against AZ.
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FC Utrecht-trainer Lawyer, under whom the club to fourth place in the Premier league has gone up, stressed Friday that his team against Ajax of the duels will have to be.
“We will be especially very masculine have to play and duels to win, then we have, with the support of our audience certainly has a chance. Then we are a difficult opponent,” said the former coach of Orange.
“Talk, we are going to not win of Ajax, so we will be on a other way should make the difference. It is up to us to Sunday to prove that we have an angstgegner of Ajax.”
FC Utrecht-Ajax starts on Sunday at 12.15 pm. The Locals leave in the winter break for a training camp to the United States.
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