Ajax's focus has to change quickly. The Amsterdam team got eliminated from the Europa League on Thursday evening, after a 3-1 loss against FC Union Berlin. This meant the first loss for Ajax with John Heitinga as its head coach. The matches follow each other in rapid succession, Vitesse away is the next hurdle for Ajax.
At De Toekomst, the final training session was held. After an extensive warm-up, a few passing exercises, and minigames, the team put the finishing touches to their work.
Our photographer was present at the final training session ahead of Vitesse and took some great shots.
Heitinga is disappointed by defeat in Berlin: 'This one hurts'
The elimination in the UEFA Europa League hurts John Heitinga, he admits. Ajax's trainer talks about a frustrating evening against FC Union Berlin: 3-1. "We brought FC Union Berlin into their strength with the first two goals."