Following his departure to chelsea Veltman speaks of ‘great draw’ against FC Copenhagen


Following his departure to chelsea Veltman speaks of ‘great draw’ against FC Copenhagen

Ajax defender Joel Veltman is happy that FC Copenhagen Friday as an opponent of the Amsterdammers in the case came when the draw for the eighth finals of the Europa League.

The current number two of the Premier league play on march 9, first against the Danish top club. A week later, the return in the Amsterdam Arena.

“I think there are enough opportunities. This is a team that we can beat them”, the 25-year-old Veltman, who, since the season 2012/2013 to the Ajax-selection belongs, full of confidence for the diptych with Copenhagen.

The defender feared partly due to the travel distance for a confrontation with the Russian clubs FK Rostov (Ajax earlier this season defeated in the preliminary rounds of the Champions League) or FK Krasnodar.

“Russia is us, not very much indeed”, he refers to the match against Rostov in August, in which Ajax with 4-1 lost. “Copenhagen is relatively close. A great draw.”

Ajax-Legia Warsaw in the picture

Ajax has qualified for the eighth finals of the Europa League. Legia Warsaw was in the Arena with 1-0 records.

Ajax started with the same basiself as Sunday against Vitesse.
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The Brazilian acquisition David Neres was for the first time on the bench at Ajax.
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Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg flies in the Europa League match with Legia Warsaw at the Amsterdam Arena.
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Ajax and Legia Warsaw, played with a 0-0 equal in the heenwedstrijd in Poland.
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Ajax captain Davy Klaassen has a tête-à-tête with the judge.
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Hakim Ziyech lap halfway through the first half on the pole, on behalf of Ajax.
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Nick Viergever opened in the 49th minute the score on behalf of Ajax.
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Viergever celebrates his hit.

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Veltman will heenduel in the Parken Stadium would have to miss due to a suspension. He was Thursday against Legia Warsaw (1-0) on the sharp and got a yellow card. The same goes for fellow defender Davinson Sanchez.

“There I bale very much. In advance, I knew I sharply was, but during the race I forgot it actually. It’s a shame that I along with Davinson suspended am.”

Trainer Steel Solbakken of Copenhagen responded Friday on the draw and is not dissatisfied with Ajax as an opponent. “It is a good draw, both for the team and for the fans. It is heavy, but we certainly have a good chance,” he says.

“We were first out of the game, but that is simply not so. In the past, we have to show Ajax to be able to defeat”, he means victories in the UEFA Cup (2001) and Champions League (2006).

See also:
Ajax will find FC Copenhagen in the eighth-finals Europa League


Sunday plays Ajax in the Eredivisie at 16.45 hours at home against Heracles Almelo. The Locals give still five points to the leader Feyenoord, that the earlier Sunday at home against number three PSV.

It is still doubtful whether coach Peter Bosz against Heracles again with Daley Sinkgraven. The full missed the last two games because of an ankle injury.

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