Balende Huntelaar hopes that Ajax doorstoot to Europa League final
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar frustrated so firmly that not Schalke 04 Ajax through to the semi-finals of the Europa League, already gives his old club the best.
“Or I’m going to cheer for Ajax? Well, my head is not really into that kind of texts,” said Huntelaar. “But if I must choose then I hope of course that Ajax even further. Late now, but advance to the finals.”
The Dutch striker won Thursday, with Schalke 04 after extra time with 3-2 Ajax, but that was not enough for the 2-0 defeat last week in Amsterdam.
“Actually, we have it in Amsterdam to give away. As you can see it. There we played dramatically and had Ajax been able to finish. But well, that didn’t happen. We have the home properly picked up and played more aggressive, with a lot of force and with the will to win. That also put us on a 3-0 lead. But that was not enough.”
Ajax to the semi-finals Europa League
Ajax made for a memorable evening against Schalke 04.
A 3-2 loss against Schalke was enough to make the semi-finals.
Nick Viergever brought the liberating 3-1.
Amin Younes was also 3-2.
The basiself of Ajax.
Schalke came in the first half a few times dangerous.
Nick Viergever founded danger with a bicycle kick.
A hit of Bertrand Traoré was rejected.
André Onana ran on the stroke of rest an injury, but he could move.
Ajax came after peace soon 2-0 behind.
The 2-0 lead to massive discharge in the Veltins-Arena.
Ajax dragged the halvefinaleplek, however, there is still.
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Eventually it went for Schalke and Huntelaar, who in the second half with a 1-0 standings fancied, wrong because Nick Viergever ten minutes before the end of the extension 3-1.
“That couldn’t be allowed to happen,” Huntelaar. “We wanted to challenge, but he can always on the other side fall. I think that was a cross, that we wanted to shoot and then via Viergever still flew. Very frustrating. It was a huge tap, and when Ajax, still the 3-2 was the final.”
By playing in the Europa League remains Schalke and Huntelaar only the Bundesliga, which the club on a disappointing eleventh place. Ajax goes Friday in the Swiss Nyon the tube in for the draw for the semi-finals. Olympique Lyon, Manchester United and Celta de Vigo are the possible opponents.
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