At sports complex De Toekomst, the Ajax players arrived one day after returning from Athens for the last training session ahead of AZ. The training consisted of an extensive warm-up, a few pass and kicking exercises and multiple mini-games.
The matches have followed each other rapidly over the last few weeks. On Thursday night, Ajax ended their UEFA Europa League match against AEK Athens in a 1-1 draw. AZ will be the opponent on Sunday. The home match will be the last one before the players go on international duty.
On Friday, Maurice Steijn reflected on the European match against AEK Athens. The coach sees points of improvement, notices more chemistry in the team and touches up on the home match against AZ.