Erik ten Hag faced a large group of reporters on Friday. The press conference, taking place two days before the top game against PSV, drew much interest. The Ajax coach was asked to compare his team with leader PSV, and he came to a clear conclusion.
“We’re aware that we do many things very well, and even better than our competitors”, said Ten Hag in the bursting press room. “We just need to be more effective; be more focused with our opportunities.”
“PSV has this quality”, continued Ten Hag, explaining the differences between the two teams. “This is how they’ve won so many Eredivisie games.”
But the coach sees improvement with the Amsterdam team: “We were able to overturn the game against FC Groningen at the last minute. If we continue this way, we could do this again. Being prepared mentally needs to be a given”, he concluded.