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Daley Blind (centre) celebrates together with his teammates celebration after the victory over AEK Athens.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was on the point of his first contract in Amsterdam to draw and Matthijs de ligt had his seventh birthday, still celebrate.
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So rare and special is it that Ajax are back in the final sixteen clubs in the king’s class of European club football success. “That we are going to celebrate” wonder Blind after the victory at AEK Athens (0-2). “Yes, that will be a few beers in the hotel. That we have surely earned it.”
“Together, celebrating brings us closer together”, said Huntelaar, laughing. “What I like to drink? Well, quite a lot actually. What’s on the menu.”
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Blind called the reach of the eighth-finals is a compliment to the team and the clubleiding. “Eleven points after five groepsduels. And we also have a further six matches in the preliminary rounds survived. We are already eleven European duels undefeated. That is what hear. Everything is like a beautiful puzzle together. We have many talents that are better and a few experienced guys.”
“Of course I am happy that I at Ajax’ve stayed”, wonder captain The Is. “I now have five matches in the main draw of the Champions League and played six international matches with Orange. At my age, it is important that I have a lot of football. And I’m also gotten better. Sometimes I go there not for the full 100 percent. I teach game situations to better understand and gain more self-confidence. That gives a powerful feeling.”