Ajax coach Erik ten Hag was very pleased with what his players showed in the Classic on Sunday.

The team from Amsterdam won without really convincing with large numbers from Feyenoord: 0-3.

Ajax only seemed to get into trouble for a while at the end of the first half.

Edson Alvarez received a red card with a 0-1 lead and Feyenoord a penalty.

Leroy Fer, however, missed from 11 meters and after Feyenoord had also come down with a man less after the break (twice yellow for Tyrell Malacia), Ajax simply ran out to 0-3.

"We want to dominate from the start and we did. We immediately took the initiative to us. The first chance was for Feyenoord from a turning point, but we also had plenty of opportunities. I think we dominated the entire match", said Ten Hag in front of the




"Even when we ended up with ten men. We did an excellent job. It was important that we have depth in our game with Antony. I am very proud of my team and what they have delivered mentally and the willpower they have shown. This is really a great achievement. "

The Ajax players celebrate a goal against Feyenoord.

The Ajax players celebrate a goal against Feyenoord.

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Ten Hag irritated about Alvarez's red card

Ten Hag was less satisfied with the decision by referee Danny Makkelie to send Alvarez away with a red card.

The midfielder got the ball after a scrimmage from a free kick, the ball from close by on his upper arm and thus prevented a goal against.

"If the ball is shot from so close, where should you leave your hands? It's up to the arbitration, but it's double punishment," said Ten Hag, who was also critical of Alvarez.

"Edson has to defend higher before the free kick comes. That ball seems to go out and he speculates a bit on that."

Ten Hag was full of praise for Stekelenburg, who turned Fer's penalty.

"Maarten was again fantastic today, in almost all areas. Whether it was constructive, defensive or dealing with balls. He brings peace and stops a penalty at a crucial moment today."

Ajax is already champion.

Ten Hag set up his strongest eleven against Feyenoord, but has already sent a few players on vacation from Monday, so that Ajax appears at the kick-off with different names in the last two rounds of play.

Nicolas Tagliafico, who was suspended against Feyenoord, was already given a day off on Saturday.

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