Erik ten Hag has performed down fears over the floor on the Johan Cruijff Enviornment after a music pageant that includes David Guetta on Saturday meant that there have been 40,000 followers dancing on the pitch.
The Ajax head coach has inspected the bottom earlier than tomorrow evening’s Champions League group H recreation towards Chelsea and mentioned: “It looks very good and in my opinion it’s fine to play.”
His workforce have made a powerful begin to the marketing campaign, profitable their first two group video games 3-0, at dwelling to Lille and away to Valencia, and stay unbeaten 10 video games into the Eredivisie.
That comes regardless of Ajax having to rebuild the workforce in the course of the summer time after a number of key gamers departed, together with two of the most important stars of final season’s run to the Champions League semi-finals, Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt.
“Last season was last season,” Ten Hag mentioned. “Now we have to neglect that as a result of we dwell sooner or later, we dwell for now and we’ve to carry out and this workforce is a unique workforce, it’s a bit of bit completely different additionally within the ways however that’s regular since you lose gamers and the gamers you get in are differing kinds.
“Each participant has its personal id, we’re taking part in a bit of otherwise however I feel we’re nonetheless a robust workforce and I imagine it’s a robust workforce, I imagine it may possibly develop and be once more very profitable.”
Ten Hag additionally mentioned that there was no fact in rumours linking him with the Chelsea job in the summertime. He had been talked about as a potential alternative for Maurizio Sarri earlier than Frank Lampard was given the position. “No, I solely deal with Ajax,” he said. “No, no fact.”
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