“It's a fantastic achievement, winning twice against the current number one in France's. They kept believing right to the end. We had to give our all while keeping the lines tight. We hardly let anything through."
The trainer also noted how Ajax were in good form defensively. "I'm pleased with the battle we fought. It's also a mental achievement.
According to Ten Hag, the atmosphere back in the dressing room afterwards was ecstatic. "Lille is top of the league in France for a reason. Getting through to the next round in the Europa League is an amazing achievement."