Ajax coach Erik ten Hag know a little of Barcelona. The Spanish squad arrived on Monday at the draw for the knock-out stages of the Europa League as an adversary in the case.
“I don’t know much about Barcelona, only that they are good to promote to La Liga,” said Ten Hag on Monday against Ajax in the TV . “If you’re in a league, the fourth is going to be a very good team to have. We will be in Barcelona to look into it, but it’s a good team, no question.”
The Locals that were in the previous week due to a thuisnederlaag against Valencia (0-1) is off in the Champions League. As a consolation, may be Ajax if the number is three out of the group, however, are through to the Europa League.
The semi-finalist of the miljoenenbal of the previous year, it is also one of the contenders in the race, but At the Hag, it is not working. “We have to have ambition, that’s for sure. We want to be as far away as possible, but we are not concerned with how far we have come. We look at it really, from one lap to another. Our focus will be on the next challenge.”
Ajax must be located after the defeat at Valencia and the focus is on the champions League. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
Ajax is doing well on Spanish soil
Ajax amsterdam won it last year, in the eighth-finals of 1-4 to Real Madrid, and it was earlier in the season with a 0-3 year to be a strong case for the city. On the basis of these results, it can Ajax the confidence to go to Madrid.
“These results are a nice bonus, but it is, of course, cannot be taken for granted that we’re going to win”, said Ten Hag. “We know that we can win, but it should be all right.”
Ajax will begin on the 20th of February, in each case, without the suspended goalkeeper Andre Onana, first with an away game in the relatively small stadium in Barcelona, that can accommodate up to 17,000 spectators. A week later on the return, the Dutch soccer legend Johan Cruyff, ArenA.
480Samenvatting Valencia-Ajax (0-3)
Ajax meets Barcelona in the first knock-out outronde, EL, AZ to play against LASK