Erik ten Hag is disappointed by the way Ajax has been eliminated against Getafe in the Europa League. The trainer saw that his team was not himself against a team that did everything to win in both games.
"There was too little consultation, too little structure. In the end, we did not come to the position game we are good at. We created too little, while there were spaces," Ten Hag summarized at FOX Sports .
"It was constantly hectic in both games. As a result, there was too little rest in our game and we did not arrive at a good and structured structure."
Ten Hag was disturbed by Getafe. During the first half, the coach got hold of it with his Spanish colleague José Bordalás and both players were shown a yellow card.
"It was very annoying. The game stopped from the first second, there was never any pace in the game. They did everything to make football impossible. Then it becomes very difficult."
The Ajax players were again very annoyed by the game of Getafe. (Photo: Pro Shots)
"Have our backs"
Yet Ten Hag was also proud of his players. "We started very badly, but have our backs. There was a great spirit in the team, that's worth a compliment," said the trainer.
"We fought for it with a fantastic audience behind us. We have to take that to the next game. Hopefully we will show the same spirit."
The next match of Ajax is Sunday, when the leader of the Eredivisie in the Johan Cruijff ArenA plays against number two AZ. Three days later FC Utecht is the opponent in the semifinals of the TOTO KNVB Cup.
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