Ajax were in control throughout, but did not play especially well. Nevertheless, the coach firmly believed his team scored good points. "RKC just couldn’t create chances, but the ball isn’t always where they want it. In the first half, we didn't hesitate to get right in the game."
He chose a familiar team lineup against number fourteen in the competition and kept all players training in the build-up to the contest with AS Roma. "Getting points is hard in this phase. We played this game seriously. These players were fit, so that was perfect for us."
Ten Hag reckons various players will compete again against the Italians in the match selection. "I’m expecting Perr Schuurs back. Maarten Stekelenburg couldn't be there today, but hopefully he’ll make it on Thursday, as applies to Brobbey. If we can maintain our status from last Thursday, we’ll have good chances in Rome. But it won’t be easy."