Emperor: “and Miss out on European football would be disastrous for Ajax’

Emperor: “and Miss out on European football would be disastrous for Ajax’

Ajax-trainer Marcel Emperor realizes that the interests are great for Ajax in the duel with the Norwegian Rosenborg in the last round of the Europa League.

“It would be disastrous if this season we have no European football would play for the club and for English football,” said the Emperor, on Wednesday at his press conference in the run-up to the heenwedstrijd Thursday in the Arena.

“We know the importance of this competition, we should ensure that we get the job go get it done. For the development of our young players is also of great importance that they experience can dopdoen in European competitions.”

The winner of the fight between Ajax and Rosenborg will position itself for the group stage of the Europa League. Last season, the Amsterdammers are still the final of the second European clubtoernooi. It was Manchester United with 2-0 too strong.

“We have last season in Europe, a certain feeling created in the team. That flow, we want to as quickly as possible to recover,” said defender Nick Viergever, who is also city travel in the press room of the Arena.

“The system should be as soon as possible to live in the group. In recent seasons you have also seen that that takes time. We come slowly to each other, that has training and competitions needed. But if we take this preliminary round does not come through, we have nothing, after a fantastic last season in Europe.”


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Physically strong

Emperor expected that Rosenborg and Ajax well-matched. “Rosenborg is a good team, physically very strong, but also a number of creative guys in the midfield has” analysed the coach.

“It is a tough draw. I think that Rosenborg a similar level as us and they already have nineteen games played in the league. But we also have good players and a full stadium behind us, so it will be a nice match tomorrow.”

Ajax has a false start to the season with elimination in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League and Saturday’s defeat against Heracles Almelo (2-1) in the first game.

“We can parts of the games play well, but not entire matches,” said the Emperor, that does not preclude the possibility that he has other players a chance is give after the zeperd in Almelo, the netherlands. “The time to change comes closer.”

“We have a small player base, but there are now guys on the bench in the team should be able to stand. And here we go in the coming weeks, also because of our busy program.”


Ajax will come out in the last qualifying round of the Europa League, because Ajax two weeks ago by OGC Nice off were in the third qualifying round of the Champions League.

Rosenborg, after nineteen duels is a leader in the Norwegian league , lost in the third qualifying round of the largest European clubtoernooi about two duels of Celtic.

Ajax-Rosenborg begins Thursday evening at 20.45 hours in the Johan Cruijff Arena, and is under the leadership of Scottish arbitrator Craig Thomson. Defender Davinson Sanchez, who in the warm interest of Tottenham Hotspur, is “in principle” in the selection of the home team.

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