Erik ten Hag saw the importance of Benfica – Ajax for the possibility of a winter Champions League team from Amsterdam more than at. At a press conference before the meeting between the top two teams in billionsball, the coach showed that he was wary of opponents who had been in bad weather for the past few weeks.
& # 39; This is the fourth game in the competition and is very important for the stand. If we win, we come in a good perspective. This is an opportunity we have to achieve, & # 39; started Ten Hag, who saw that Ajax was experiencing positive developments and wanted to use it in Europe. & # 39; It is possible to take one step. There is a lot of space in the field and we have to play in those spaces. & # 39;
Ten Hag himself expected Benfica to be a little more offensive, which also remained dangerous in a counterattack. Whoever prepares the coach against the Portuguese, it is clear he did not decide. & # 39; You can only draw eleven, although we can play in several variants & # 39; Ten Hag refers to a narrow position with Dusan Tadic as well as Bayern Munich, Kasper Dolberg or Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. What the coaches want to see is courage. Then it became clear whether Ajax had to hold a draw or go to win. "It depends on how the stands and the way the race also plays a role."