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Huntelaar hopes for déjà vu in the Champions League

Klaas Jan Huntelaar (m) scores here, the 3-0 against Go Ahead Eagles.

The 35-year-old striker was also when the club thirteen years ago for the last time after the winter break on the highest podium, if acting.

Huntelaar was on 22 February 2006 but just following his departure to chelsea, with a beautiful voetbalreis along Real Madrid , AC Milan and Schalke 04 and has scored many goals for the Orange in the horizon. He opened the score against Internazionale and Mauro Rosales signed, even for 2-0 in the ArenA. ,,But it was 2-2 and in Milan, we lost 1-0,” he continued. ,,Inter was also better than both results suggest.”

Huntelaar estimates the current Ajax is stronger than the team of that time with basisspelers as Olaf Lindenbergh, Marcus Rosenberg and Nourdin Boukhari, ,,But that is not to say that we are the eighth-finals now or just pick up. It says enough that it is already thirteen years was not successful.”

Huntelaar played with six competitietreffers and four goals in the preliminary rounds of the Champions League a key role in the successful competitiestart of Ajax. Still, he had to give in for a re-fit Kasper Dolberg. ,,That I did see coming, that was no surprise,” he says.

The experienced striker should now be satisfied with games, to score. ,,Against Willem II, he came Saturday in the field at the time that many of his teammates already with the head when Benfica were. ,,That’s pretty frustrating,” admits he. Because I want to show. We need to be much longer energy in our duels stop. Also for the goal difference and our fans.”

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