Marcel Keizer is of the opinion that he is making his mark on his team, as the head coach discussed during Friday’s press conference.
The coached, appearing relaxed, explained: “We created so many good opportunities during the first half of the ADO Den Haag game. In those moments, I see a team that is steadily improving. These were also all opportunities which had been built up from the back, and this is why I feel that we’re taking steps in the right direction.”
The optimistic Keizer immediately placed a caveat on his words: “But I do think that we need to become more consistent, because the second half of the ADO game wasn’t satisfactory.”
So it was definitely not a perfect game from Ajax, says Keizer: “I’m too critical to say that we played a perfect game. We can play very well, but a playing a perfect game is quite a feat, I think.”
The head coach concluded by looking ahead to the home game against Vitesse: “Have I seen their game against Swift? No. Of course, I watched the highlights. But we chose to look at different games for the analysis. A cup match like that has a totally different atmosphere, due in part to the smaller artificial turf field. We thought it would be more useful to watch the games against Lazio Roma, AZ and Excelsior.”