At the end of the match, Erik Ten Hag was not happy with the performance of his team. "Every team finds it difficult here in Almelo, but today we were not good enough. That's clear."
He did think that Ajax made a good start here in Overijssel though. The initial opportunities in the match were mainly for the Brazilian, Antony. "He had a couple of chances. One of those needs to go in, then it makes things a lot easier. After this, Heracles started believing in themselves."
At the end the manager also added a 'Cruijffism': "If you can't win, you need to make sure you don't lose."
Heracles Almelo – Ajax 0-0 (0-0)
Ajax: Pasveer; Rensch (78. Schuurs), Timber, Martínez, Blind; Álvarez, Gravenberch, Berghuis (63. Klaassen); Antony (71. Neres), Haller, Tadic