After the match, coach Erik ten Hag said he enjoyed his team's performance in the first half. "That's how I imagined it beforehand. It's fantastic to see. We need to keep this going. Although the second half was not as great."
The coach was particularly happy with how they applied pressure. "PSV didn't escape the pressure for even a moment. They were only dangerous a couple of times in the closing stages of the first half."
Ajax – PSV 2-1 (2-0)
19. Haller 1-0
23. Haller 2-0
58. J. Timber (own goal) 2-1
Ajax: Stekelenburg, Mazraoui (46. Rensch), J. Timber, Martínez, Tagliafico, Blind, Álvarez, Klaassen, Antony (69. Neres), Haller, Tadic