Manager Alfred Schreuder appeared particularly realistic Tuesday evening. The Ajax side had had a tough evening and was understandably beaten. There were some positives, however. Goalkeeper Remko Pasveer put in a strong performance, for example, or perhaps the great goal by Mohammed Kudus following a similar attack.
Yet things could have turned out differently, if only Daley Blind had crowned his 100th European game by scoring. The left back headed it just wide - at 1-1.
Along with the rest of the regular team, it was a recovery training for Blind on Wednesday. Most drills were exercises to get the body recovering as quickly as possible.