Sparta got back into the thick of it ten minutes after half time, with a goal from Camiel Neghli. "There was a little less energy in the second half, we had less control over things," said Van 't Schip. “Sparta also played well, although they didn't really create any big opportunities. We had opportunities too, but I felt we were too quick to lose the ball in the second half."
Substitutes went on for Brian Brobbey, Steven Bergwijn and Kristian Hlynsson in the match against Sparta. Van 't Schip explained these decisions to the cameras. "Brian of course was already having problems with his hamstring, and Steven also had some issues too. But for Kristian (Hlynsson, ed.) the tank simply ran dry."
Ajax chalked up another win in the Eredivisie last Saturday evening. The Ajax players beat Sparta at home 2-1. Brian Brobbey and Steven Bergwijn both scored for the Amsterdam team.