Ajax gets in the Belgian newspaper The newspapaer plenty of compliments. The team from Amsterdam won 2-0 against RSC Anderlecht on Friday evening and Ajax has been impressed in Belgium.
In the duel with Ajax, RSC Anderlecht never managed to shoot on target. ‘You read that right: not once’, they write. “The home team had a hard time keeping the ball in the team. When it came under pressure, the ball was thrown forward all too easily. Little Amuzu and Verschaeren had to physically lose it there every time.’
Bee The newspapaer it is believed that Ajax was generally sharper. ‘An observation that can be extended to the rest of the team: this Purple & White has little length and power. Kompany likes to have his players fast and sharp, but on the other side Sébastien Haller showed what the use of a solid striker can be. The Frenchman scored twice.’
Ajax is overflowing with quality
In addition, one sees at The newspapaer There is also a difference in quality between the two teams. ‘Sébastien Haller’s name has already been dropped. Market value: 27 million euros. Dusan Tadic? 18 million euros. Players of that caliber are not around at Anderlecht. And then the visitors did it without internationals such as Klaassen, Blind and Tagliafico. Ajax is still regarded as the guide club for Belgian teams, for Anderlecht in particular.’
And Friday evening Ajax showed why that was the case. ‘Where the purple and white defenders seemed nervous when they were put under pressure at the back, even the glorified B-team of Ajax always played neatly under the Brussels pressure. The visitors not only played with more guts, but also just more accurately. At Anderlecht, Wesley Hoedt was especially great in the bad passes in the back.’
Praise for leader Tadić
Finally, the Belgians noticed how Dusan Tadić took the youngsters of Ajax in tow. ‘The Ajax captain was constantly giving directions. When his teammates failed to go deep on a through ball in the ninetieth (!) minute, he just missed a Serbian colère. At Anderlecht, for the time being, there is still a lack of such leaders to direct the youngsters and give them shit if necessary.’
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