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Ajax Amsterdam’s victory over Benfica Sirna at the end of the match, Erik Ten Hag is upset: Okezone Bola

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LISBON – The frustration felt by the coach of Ajax Amsterdam, Erik Ten Hag when the victory in front of his team’s eyes over Benfica disappeared because of his team’s weak game. Despite having won twice at home to Benfica, in fact Ajax failed to win and could only achieve a 2-2 draw in the first leg of the 2021-2022 Champions League last 16.

Ten Hag also admitted that his feelings are now mixed. He was happy because actually Ajax played well, but on the other hand he was not satisfied with the result because his team failed to win.


Coming to Benfica’s headquarters at the Estadio Da Luz, Thursday (24/2/2022) early morning WIB, Ajax had to settle for a 2-2 draw. In fact, the team nicknamed De Godenzonen can be said to appear quite slick because they are able to excel in terms of ball control.

Benfica vs Ajax Amsterdam

The opportunities created by Ajax Amsterdam are also quite a lot when compared to the host camp. But unfortunately, Ten Hag’s team was still unable to convert several important opportunities into goals.

Ajax actually conceded a goal scored by Roman Yeremchuk in the 72nd minute to make the result a draw.

Judging from the match, Ten Hag also admitted that he was not satisfied because his team could not maximize the opportunities they had. The Dutch tactician also considered that Benfica’s second goal should not have happened.

“I have double feelings about this game. It’s a good result but, on the other hand, we let it slip,” said Ten Hag, quoted from the official UEFA website, Thursday (24/2/2022).

“We had two or three good chances that we didn’t convert. Alvarez, Gravenberch and Antony can all score. And then we conceded on the counter-attack. The second goal we conceded was completely unnecessary.”

However, Ten Hag did not want to be too long with the draw. The 52-year-old coach will evaluate in order to win in the upcoming second leg.

Benfica vs Ajax Amsterdam

“We have to learn from this match, eliminate mistakes, and then we can win in Amsterdam and advance to the next round.”

Furthermore, the second leg will take place at the Ajax headquarters. Johan Cruyff Arena will be Ajax’s 12th player and of course with that Ten Hag wants his team to qualify for the quarter-finals.

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