Dusan Tadic and Davy Klaassen provided the goals for Ajax's 1-2 victory on Wednesday evening visiting Feyenoord. "The end result is that we've reached the final. Of course, there are things that happened during the match that won't win any beauty prizes, but I just want to focus on my own team," said a satisfied Heitinga, who praised his players for their fighting spirit. "You saw a team that wanted to fight for each other. That's good to see."
Victory over Feyenoord meant a lot to the players. "The recent period has been one that hasn't met our expectations of recent years. We failed to win the big matches this year, and that stayed with us," acknowledges the Ajax head coach. "To beat a team that is performing well nationally and internationally gives us a boost."
Fortuna Sittard at home.
It is still unclear whether Mohammed Kudus will be able to start on Sunday against Fortuna Sittard. The Ghanaian had to leave the pitch early on Wednesday due to an injury. Davy Klaassen is back to normal after the incident. "He woke up without a headache," said Heitinga, who also hopes for the same response from his team in the Eredivisie. "The 0-0 in Deventer affected us. It's been a season with a lot of ups and downs and hopefully we can see a lot of ups now," the head coach concludes.