With Ronald de Boer behind goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar to enter the players of Ajax to the field for the return in the semi-finals of the Champions League against Bayern Munich in 1995.
“The current Ajax is perhaps just as strong as the team that in 1995 the Champions League and won,” says the ex-international in the run-up to Ajax-FC Bayern Munich. There follows a “but”. “This team is not normally in a position to win the tournament, because the opposition now is many times greater.”
Onana: “I think I’m ready to play’
“At that time there were but three foreigners will be drawn up. Manchester City, currently has eleven. Such clubs get all the best players,” said winner De Boer, who believes that Ajax a goal must be set, then winning the Champions League. “The important thing is that the whole of Europe again on Ajax talk. That every soccer think: ’Jesus, what is there a talent, what they perform to be handsome with a lot less financial resources, and what an entertainment value!”
Kovac is under the impression of Ajax
At Hag: ’Bayern at home is a sweet poster’
Gerard van der Lem (66) – in 1995 the assistant of Louis van Gaal – compliments of Marc Overmars. “He has done a great job by Daley Blind and Dusan Tadic to pick and Hakim Ziyech entice another year to continue. In the beginning you could hear people grumbling that there’s a lot of money was spent. But then you do it is never good, because the last few years, you could understand people complaining that Ajax the assets but on the bank, leave it there.”
De Boer and Van der Lem would agree that Ajax this season should harvest in the Champions League. “It’s – for this team at least – now or never,” says the younger of the two. “I expect that after the summer a lot of other puppets.” And then it starts to build again, so Van der Lem.
“The departure of Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de ligt and Ziyech will sports a huge loss. “And then Nicolas Tagliafico, André Onana and David Neres maybe even more. Their transfers are easier to catch, but all in all, there are very, very much.”