Trainer Erik ten Hag was quite clear about it afterwards. "We played it all just too slowly, and set up little to speak of in the first half. The ball was nowhere. We should have played it forward more, but we just didn't."
Ten Hag doesn't even want to think about Ajax's pre-season training, where players returned to the club in stages following international commitments. "No excuses. We should have gone out there and delivered, plain and simple."
FC Twente – Ajax 1-1 (0-0)
52. Haller 0-1
85. Pröpper 1-1
Ajax: Stekelenburg, Mazraoui, Timber, Martínez, Blind, Álvarez, Klaassen (89. Danilo), Gravenberch (65. Rensch),Tadic, Haller (84. Neres), Berghuis (65. Antony)