Ajax player Daley Blind says he is not busy with the title fight with PSV.

The defender easily won against FC Groningen (3-0) on Saturday and saw the Eindhoven competitor lose 2-1 to Willem II earlier in the evening.

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"We are not concerned with PSV, we only look at ourselves," Blind said to

ESPN

after the victory over FC Groningen

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The defender was especially happy that Ajax did not think too lightly about FC Groningen after the big victories over SC Cambuur (9-0) and Fortuna Sittard (0-5).

"We have to put the same things on the mat every training and match in order to create opportunities and let the quality express itself. We are also people, but we try to keep each other sharp and guard against underestimation. We are our biggest opponent ourselves If we can maintain this level, we will be hard to beat."

However, Ajax had a difficult start against FC Groningen and only took the lead after forty minutes of play through a goal from Edson Álvarez, after which Antony and Noussair Mazraoui secured the victory for the home team.

"I think you were spoiled the last games we scored so quickly. It was not obvious. We have to work hard to create them. It took a little longer today, but that is also a credit to FC Groningen. They have well done."

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag was impressed by his team against FC Groningen.

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag was impressed by his team against FC Groningen.

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Ten Hag enjoyed dominant Ajax

Trainer Erik ten Hag was very satisfied with the victory.

"I don't want to get into euphoria, but I think my team played excellently. I just said in the dressing room that I enjoyed them. I think it's great that we were able to create so many opportunities and fantastic goals. to play together against this Groningen, which defends very well."

Yet Ten Hag was also critical of the low return of his team.

For example, Sébastien Haller, Dusan Tadic and Mazraoui, among others, destroyed great opportunities.

"You are not going to create so many chances at higher levels. Those one hundred percent opportunities had to come in. Otherwise you can have a very difficult time."

"It's been a theme in our dressing room for a while. We have that experience in the Champions League. We played great against Chelsea two years ago, but we got the lid on the nose in the last five minutes. If you want to survive in the Champions League, you have to take advantage of the opportunities earlier."

Ten Hag does not yet want to say whether he has made a choice between Steven Berghuis, Antony and Davy Klaassen.

The latter made his comeback against FC Groningen after a groin injury.

"I choose based on form, but I also definitely look at the opponent. Not only from the strength of the opponent, but where can we hurt them? And what is the game asking?"

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