Aad de Mos thinks that Ajax Wednesday night, a good result is put down against Real Madrid in the eighth finals of the Champions League. The former trainer of Ajax tilt is not too heavy on the bad series that the club behind him.
“Ajax makes a very good chance if they are without a ‘number nine’ to play, as she had earlier this season against Bayern Munich did. Then they can be Real pain to do”, says The Mos against NUsport.
“Sergio Ramos and Raphael is looking forward to his defenders who like to (if necessary by covering. If Ramos without a direct opponent, he is restless and he goes to cards address. Go there but that he is against red to sit down.”
According to the 71-year-old Moss may be the bad range of Ajax Wednesday night understand have a positive effect in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. “The expectations of the audience and the opponent is zero, so the players will per minute, better go play”, expect the Europe Cup II-winner of 1988.
“That is typical of the Ajax: bad games and the match after a sudden top. In addition, Real Madrid is a club that is Ajax. Thursday everyone will be at the coffee machine saying: how is it possible that Ajax is so well played?”
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“Stadium explodes if it goes’
The Moss cites an example from 1983, when he became the coach of Ajax in four days time also two completely different games experienced.
“In the Europe Cup I was when at home 0-0 against Olympiakos, and then we were deducted were for the contest a few days later against Wigan. We won, then 8-2,” recalls the Hagenaar.
“It does, but just to sit down and the stadium exploded. In such big games rushing the adrenaline through the stadium. Ajax is a good figure. Both teams get a chance or four and then the question is who the focus is.”
In december, in Amsterdam gently responded positively when the out of form for a missing Real from the tube came with the draw, but is now Ajax itself is in a lesser stage and experience the Spanish football club under coach Santiago Solari a strong series.
“Solari has done well,” says Moss. “He has vedettes as Gareth Bale and Isco in addition to the team set, and made sure that the axis with Ramos, Toni Duckweed, Luka Modric and Karim Benzema in top form.”
Ajax coach Erik ten Hag speaks to his players during the last training before the match against Real Madrid. ()
The Return is big problem’
Despite his optimism for the race in the Johan Cruijff ArenA is The Mos what is less positive about the chance for Ajax to the quarter-finals of the Champions League to reach. Donny van de Beek and defenders Noussair Mazraoui, Matthijs de ligt, Daley Blind and Nicolás Tagliafico with a yellow card are suspended for the return.
“Ajax will be a very big problem and a big part of the defense miss in Madrid,” predicts the former trainer of KV Mechelen, Anderlecht and PSV.
“There will be Wednesday night a couple of times on the emergency brake have to be pulled, what to suspensions will lead. The players in defence are not easy to replace, as is shown. Therefore, it is a good result in the ArenA is more important.”
Ajax-Real Madrid starts Wednesday evening at 21.00, and is under the leadership of the Slovenian referee Damir Skomina. The return in Estadio Santiago Bernabéu on Tuesday 5 march.
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