Dusan Tadic (Ajax): “No club in the Champions League will be happy at us to play’

In the eighth finals of the Champions League takes Ajax Amsterdam against Real Madrid. The Amsterdam sterkhouder Dusan Tadic sees it all the way to sit, he puts in the Sports/Voetbalmagazine.

Dusan Tadic © VI Images / Soenar Chamid sports photography

Dusan Tadic (32) was last summer and the Premier League picked after four years at Southampton. Ajax paid no less than eleven million euros for him. Together with Daley Blind, he had to ontbolstering of the young Ajax talents guide. Something very good turns out to be successful and an important key to the current success, explains Tadic: ‘Along with the other experienced players, and all the great talents, it quickly became a good mix. The qualification for the group stage of the Champions League, of course, was the determining means to grow. We had immediate success and was soon accompanied by good football. It gave a boost, it was running and noticed that the chagrijn of the previous season disappeared completely, just like the uncertainty. The nice thing is that the growth process is not stopped. Still I see players individually and us as a team every week doing things better.’

How to see an experienced player if he is against Matthijs de ligt and Frenkie de Jong? Tadic: ‘Frenkie and Matthijs are amazing. They have so many qualities. To the ball so convincing, versatile, but also tactically strong, and they are very smart guys. That so you do not really motivate that go with them automatically. It is pure, and therefore I know for sure that they go very far kicking.’

There is also cooperation with Hakim Ziyech runs perfectly, however, is that in sé are competitor in the offensive compartment. The Serbian compares the symbiosis with which, at the time at FC Twente with… Nacer Chadli. “Then Hakim was there immediately though, we had to a look enough to know what the other was going to do. And still. Something I had in the past with FC Twente Nacer Chadli. Also a great player. I am glad that Hakim at Ajax is preserved, and that this year we weekly to play together.’

Tadic is ambitious when he has on the seizoenseinde speaks: ‘We have PSV are still in the crosshairs and should be champion. It is unacceptable for me that Ajax is already so long no price has been caught. How far we can get in the Champions League is difficult to say, but no club will be happy to us to play. We have made quite an impression in the Champions League and are a lot. That is handsome. And exactly what I had hoped when I decided to return to the Netherlands.’

Freek Jansen

Read the full interview with Dusan Tadic in our +zone, or in Sport/Voetbalmagazine of Wednesday 13 February.

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