A disappointed Peter Bosz spoke to the press after the Ajax – Willem II match. ¨We did very poorly and we can only blame ourselves for this defeat¨, was the Ajax coach´s judgment. ¨After the first goal (1-0 Klaassen) we thought that it was a done deal. Then we rightfully went down by 1-2.¨
It was especially his team´s attitude that upset Bosz. ¨After a 1-0 lead, the ball tempo, among other things, was much too low. That´s why Willem II, logically, scored the 1-1 goal, and the 1-2 as well. You could see the tempo drop in the first half. That can´t happen. Nobody in football can afford this kind of performance.¨
About his choice for Andre Onana to replace Cillessen, Bosz said the following: ¨The choice for Onana is one for the future. This match against Willem II was the moment to give him that chance. Even if he´s just 20 years old. I don´t think it was his fault that the two goals were scored.¨ On Sunday, Bosz will discuss whether or not Cillessen will travel for the return match against Rostov.
Bosz was also asked about his substitutions. But even with fresh reinforcements, Ajax didn´t manage to force a tying goal. ¨Willem II put on a lot of pressure early on with Erik Falkenburg, and that ensured that Riechedly Bazoer was freed up often at midfield. I brought Sinkgraven in for the second half to spark more creativity. But it´s often difficult to turn the tide during a match. We tried, but it didn´t work. I can´t imagine that watching Ajax today wouldn´t make anyone happy.¨