Ajax and Vitesse dragged themselves to an extension in De Kuip, but David Neres delivered Ajax the first prize of the season in the regular playing time. The team of Erik ten Hag can now win the double, while Vitesse is waiting for a fierce battle for European football. Football first indicates this cup final in X conclusions.
Ajax and Vitesse walk on the gum before rest, one player after the other already fell over. Eli Dasa didnt come back after rest and Loïs Openda was already ready for a change. The extremely compact playing schedule in this ultra-short season starts to take its toll, we saw on Thursday also during AS Roma-Ajax. For a few, Ramadan is also added. And were not done by a long way. Ajax has one more game to play — Thursday against FC Utrecht — but has almost received the loot. Vitesse, on the other hand, still plays against Feyenoord and Ajax and still has to go to jail to keep his fourth place.
Exciting Eredivisie-slot at DENTExact one week after this final Vitesse is again in De Kuip. The Arnhemmers are allowed to try to reject a number five Feyenoord attack in the fight for spot four: European football or playoffs, thats what it is about. In addition, PSV and AZ will enter the last five rounds with equal points, with a place in the Champions League preliminaries as a stake. In other words: Ajax has the title for grabbing, but the Eredivisie is still heading for heart-pounding closing times.
The late bills of Ten Hag and LetschJacob Rasmussen were sent off the field and both trainers responded with two bills. Ten Hag brought Jurgen Ekkelenkamp and David Neres, while Letsch took out his struggling vedette Ousama Tannane and his left-back Maximilian Wittek. Then Neres got free for the goal and there was no left back to stop him: 2-1. Ten Hag took his best player out with Antony, but got his right. “A golden change, I would say. Ten Hags golden cock”, concluded analyst on duty Ronald de Boer.
Vitesse-vedettes should lead to Pasveer LatenWe just called him: Tannane grew together with Riechedly Bazoer to become the biggest eye-catcher in Arnhems service. Obviously the eyes were on this duo beforehand: Bazoer played in the back sober, but strong, while Tannane was skilfully played out of the match by Edson Álvarez. After all, Remko Pasveer was the best man at Vitesse: without the 37-year-old closing post, the final might have already been decided for rest. Was it his last chance, after three lost cup finals in 17 years?
The Bayern Munich of the Netherlands? Ajax has won its first prize of the season and only has to win two competition duels to grab the title: and in that case it wins the double as in 2019. Is it a temporary revival after a few meager years or does Ajax continue to dominate Dutch football, à la Bayern Munich, as many Eredivisie followers have been fearing for years? Its going to be interesting to see what the competition is opposed here. PSV wants to pick up the glove next season, with a big financial injection.
Ajax seems to break with transfer tradition.” I would love to stay with Ajax. I need to develop more. When Im ready, Im ready, but not yet”, was signed Ryan Gravenberch, perhaps the biggest gem in the Ajax selection. In recent years, Ajax sold its main players annually, but at the moment there is remarkably little movement on the transfer market. Okay, Brian Brobbey leaves transfer-free, and Andre Onana could do the same in 2022, but Ajax could keep his selection intact for a change. Also succestrainer Ten Hag doesnt seem to get enough of it.
(Hein Nooijens/Football scoop)