Giovanni van Bronckhorst saw Ajax fail to properly handle pressure from Feyenoord on Sunday. The Amsterdam team started predominantly in the Classic, but even when they got a lot of space from the Rotterdam team in the finals, Erik ten Hag’s team didn’t take a chance. . Still, Feyenoord couldn’t get a result in the Johan Cruijff ArenA and the coach acknowledges this.
Ajax started the game on Sunday full of pressure and good football, after which Feyenoord took over and started pushing. “Ajax didn’t handle it well. There were long balls and I didn’t think Haller was able to hold the ball in the second half, ” added Van Bronckhorst. Football in studio. “You thought 1-1 would come, Feyenoord created so many chances compared to Ajax. Especially in the last phase, when we know that Feyenoord has to take risks, we also know that there will be room behind the defense. I thought Ajax didn’t handle it well.
The coach saw Edson Álvarez replace Quincy Promes and that didn’t benefit the attacking game either. “We all learned in youth that the first ball has to come forward when you conquer the ball. He has several times to bring the ball head-to-head. He returns to Onana. For Ajax, there was more to gain in this phase.
Feyenoord were the better team during all stages of the match, but Ajax still won 1-0. As a player and coach of Feyenoord, Van Bronckhorst rarely managed to achieve a good result in the ArenA. “Ajax are just a very good team. I experienced it as a player and as a coach. Getting to the ArenA and getting a good result is not easy. This year, without an audience, there was perhaps a little more luck. It’s also in there.
Theo Janssen as Ajax player against Feyenoord
Conversely, Theo Janssen played as an Ajax player in the Johan Cruijff ArenA against Feyenoord. He tells how he experienced it. “ It was always difficult to play against Feyenoord when they threw him. When they faced each other in duels, they were stronger. If they gave us space to play football, they always lost it. You saw this today (Sunday, ed.). Ajax had space in the first twenty minutes, then he’s lord and master. After twenty minutes, Feyenoord entered the duels then they came out on top.
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