Dusan Tadic has good hope that Ajax on Wednesday in spite of the lesser results of the last weeks, good for the day may come against Real Madrid in the eighth finals of the Champions League.
“If we play like against Heerenveen, Feyenoord or Heracles, we will be ruthlessly punished,” said Tadic, who Saturday with a weak Ajax onderuitging in Almelo (1-0).
“But we have this season against Bayern Munich and Benfica showed that we as a team can attack and defend. If we the level of those duels again, then we have a chance and we can make it Real difficult.”
Ajax won after the winter break only two of the five matches. Against sc Heerenveen (4-4), Feyenoord (6-2) and so Heracles (1-0) were in a painful way points will be forfeited.
Earlier this season, played Tadic, who with 22 goals and 13 assists Ajax’ most valuable player, as a striker against Bayern. The Serb closes such a role against Real. “That would again be an option. I play wherever the coach needs me.”
Dusan Tadic, Matthijs de ligt and Rasmus Kristensen leave disillusioned the field after the defeat at Heracles. (Photo: ProShots)
Real is for each match, favorite”
Tadic realised, however, Ajax was the underdog for the heenduel in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. Real is after a difficult period back in shape. “When the big matches come, they are always there. They have the last five years no fewer than four times, the Champions League is won,” said the attacker.
“That’s almost not to believe? Real is for each match, favorite. Against whoever they play. Only on a visit to Barcelona in great shape they have perhaps only a 50 percent chance.”
Ajax reached in a strong first half of the season in the eighth finals of the Champions League by the second to be in a group with Bayern, Benfica and AEK Athens. The Locals are after thirteen years in the knock-out stages.
The game against Real begins Wednesday at 21.00 hours. At the same time is the kick-off for Tottenham Hotspur-Borussia Dortmund. Tuesday all AS Roma FC Porto Manchester United-Paris Saint-Germain on the program.
Summary Ajax-Bayern Munich (3-3)
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