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Klaassen sees opportunities for Ajax in the semi-final against a difficult Lyon

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Klaassen sees opportunities for Ajax in the semi-final against a difficult Lyon

Ajax captain Davy Klaassen thinks that the people of Amsterdam it is difficult to go against Olympique Lyon in the semi-finals of the Europa League, but he also sees opportunities for his team. Coach Peter Bosz is a bit more.

Ajax, Thursday, handsome Schalke 04 turned off, it was Friday when the draw in Swiss Nyon, linked to the French. The other half of the final battle between Celta de Vigo and Manchester United.

“So on paper, you would say that they are a bit stronger, but that said the people in advance about Schalke,” is Said on the site of Ajax with confidence. “They have in France, however, a number of real teams. But we’re in the semi-finals of the Europa League. Now every opponent is difficult.”

The 24-year-old Klaassen got Thursday something of the strength of Lyon, Besiktas after penalties, defeated.

“I was yesterday after the match one all the time at the pool and then have all the summaries given. It was a very open match against Besiktas and according to me it was not correct that they started.”

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Ajax trained on Friday after the memorable night in Gelsenkirchen.
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Nick Viergever fulfilled in the duel a leading role by the major 3-1.
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Despite a 3-2 defeat against Schalke 04 was a placement for the semi-finals of the Europa League enforced.
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Ajax takes on Sunday in Eindhoven against PSV.
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Bosz

Trainer Bosz responded earlier Friday on his weekly press conference. “This is a very strong opponent. But that makes sense. We’re talking about a semi-final showdown.”

It is for Lyon, the second European confrontation with a Dutch club this season, after the French in the sixteenth-finals in two duels, no chip really had left of AZ (11-2).

“But Lyon is now fourth in a very strong league. AS Monaco in the semi-finals of the Champions League and Paris Saint-Germain had normally FC Barcelona disabled. That says quite a lot.”

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Sinkgraven

Long celebration is not there for the team of Bosz. Sunday wait again the topper in the Philips Stadion against PSV. The current number two of the Premier league should also be then in each case without Daley Sinkgraven. The full is still a lot of trouble with a knee injury.

Leaf expects the other players to be nice from the slijtageslag with Schalke 04. “All we can Saturday really the balance sheet format”, is what he said.

“Two days rest is not enough to recover from a match of ninety minutes. So definitely not a competition of 120 minutes. But it is a given that the match against PSV is not moving. We have a lot of mental energy involved. It was a different story as we were disabled.”

PSV-Ajax starts on Sunday at 16.45 hours and is led by referee Kevin Blom. Ajax have three speelrondes of the bow for the one point deficit to make up on leader Feyenoord, Sunday at 14.30 pm visit Vitesse.

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