José Bordalás, the trainer of Getafe, thinks that Ajax is still the favorite to continue in the Europa League. The first leg between the two clubs ended last Thursday in a 2-0 win for the Spaniards.
Getafe did not succeed in giving that victory a good follow-up in the competition, as Alfonso Pérez lost 0-3 to Sevilla in his own Coliseum.
"Before the break we were quite superior and one mistake made the difference," Bordalás said after the defeat. "We have done little else than in the match against Ajax and will face another tough challenge next Thursday. Ajax was already and still is the favorite."
"We are going to Amsterdam with a good result, but we are not there yet. Ajax scored four times against Real Madrid in Bernabéu, three times against Valencia in Mestalla and has a great team."
Ajax took a 2-0 defeat against Getafe last week. (Photo: Pro Shots)
"Surprise me how people talk about us"
Ajax was totally unhappy on Thursday with the way Getafe played. The players of the La Liga club took a lot of time and did everything to get the team of coach Erik ten Hag out of the game.
55-year-old Bordalás believes that the negative aspects are only mentioned if a club loses from Getafe. "I think it's funny that we are only labeled as a bad and hard team if we win. If we lose, nobody will talk about it. That surprises me," said the coach.
Just like Getafe, Ajax had a poor general for the Europa League return on Thursday, as Heracles Almelo lost 1-0. Ajax-Getafe starts on Thursday at 9 p.m.
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