"We have to be good in small spaces and stay focused. It is therefore nice to see that Jurriën (Timber, ed.) and Edson (Álvarez, ed.) were constantly working with each other," Heitinga told reporters. He felt his team was also strong in possession. "You saw that periodically, including our goals."
Berghuis-Kudus double act
The former Ajax player was also hugely appreciative of the partnership between Steven Berghuis and Mohammed Kudus. "They provide a lot of flexibility in the team and they should have that freedom. They are creative players who can score goals and provide assists."
Brian Brobbey started on the subs bench in Leeuwarden on Sunday afternoon. "That's how it should be at a top club," Heitinga responded. "Healthy competition is important. We need to create self-confidence. It is ultimately up to them that they win the competition."
Ajax will play an away match against FC Twente in the KNVB Beker on Thursday night. "We have to enjoy this victory for a while and tomorrow (Monday, ed.) we will watch the Twente footage," Heitinga concluded.