Erik Ten Hag: All Teams Not Happy to Meet Us in Last 16

Ajax Amsterdam coach Erik ten Hag believes in the quality of his children. So Ten Hag believes that clubs will avoid Ajax in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Ajax escaped from the group stage with a convincing performance, namely six wins from six matches. Only Liverpool and Bayern Munich have a similar record.

Ajax was even able to bend Borussia Dortmund in two meetings. Ajax scored 20 goals and conceded only five goals. This impressive record can only be beaten by Bayern, who scored 22 goals.

Ajax is arguably still under some of Europe’s top clubs such as Liverpool, Manchester City, Barcelona, ​​Manchester United, or Real Madrid in terms of squad qualification. Ajax proved that wasn’t a problem.

Because Ajax also has a goal machine named Sebastian Haller, who has made 10 goals and is the temporary top scorer in the Champions League. Not only Haller, but also David Neres, Antony, and Dusan Tadic, who are also equally dangerous.

Therefore, it is natural that Ten Hag is very optimistic that Ajax can get past their opponents in the round of 16. As group winners, Ajax has the potential to meet strong teams like Paris-Saint-Germain, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid or Chelsea.

“Winning one game is difficult, but we can afford six games in a row,” said Erik ten Hag, as quoted by Sowetan Live.

“We’ll see what the draw will be. You know the opponents in this round will be more difficult, but we are confident.”

“We know we can achieve something. No team will be happy to face Ajax. But we still have to perform very well to qualify for the next round.”

Ajax Amsterdam will find out the potential opponents in the Champions League last 16 draws next Monday. Together with Ten Hag, ajax’s best achievement was the 2018/2019 semifinals before being eliminated by Tottenham Hotspur.

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