Dortmund trainer Rose sees Ajax as ‘oiled machine’: ‘We do have respect’

Borussia Dortmund trainer Marco Rose expects a tough match when his team takes on Ajax in the Champions League Tuesday night. The practice master sees that the people of Amsterdam play football well and show their respect for Ajax.
โ€œAjax is already playing like an oiled machine,โ€ says Rose at a press conference in the run-up to the game. โ€œWe‘re not afraid, but we have respect. The atmosphere will be great, the opponent strong and so we have to be sharp. It’s a huge challenge.โ€
Both teams won their first two duels in the billion-dollar ball. A win Tuesday night almost certainly means placement for the next round. In Dortmund Ajax hits an opponent in shape. Of the last eight games, Dortmund lost only one, after playing a half with ten men against Borussia Mรถnchengladbach.
Against the people of Amsterdam, the Germans cannot have Raphael Guerreiro, Giovanni Reyna and Mahmoud Dahoud. The threesome has been injured. Erling Haaland, Mats Hummels, Thomas Meunier and Dan-Axel Zagadou, on the other hand, were found fit enough and travelled to Amsterdam.