The thirty-something claims the breaking point came when the Italians drew level at 1-1. We just went downhill after that goal. Crossing and set pieces just weren't tight enough, and you could see there was no certainty in the play.
Captain Tadic was also struggling for what to say. "I'm not looking for excuses but the fact is there have been many changes within the team. We need to take a good look at ourselves, identify the problem areas and work on them. We gave goals away too easily. It's been an agonising evening indeed for anyone who cares about Ajax."