De Ligt – Why We Lost To Tottenham – Ajax Captain
Posted By: Zico
on May 9, 2019
Ajax captain, Matthijs de Ligt has blamed Erik Ten Hag’s men following their 3-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League semi-final second leg on Wednesday night at Amsterdam.
Tottenham were beaten 1-0 from the first leg and Matthijs de Ligt scored after just five minutes in Amsterdam with Hakim Ziyech doubling the Dutch club’s lead to 3-0 on aggregate in the first half.
However, Lucas Moura scored a second-half hat-trick to send Mauricio Pochettino’s side to the Champions League final.
De Ligt blamed Ajax players for their poor performance during the second half of the match, adding that their defeat to Spurs was like a nightmare.
“It’s a nightmare, like a dream that went bad,” De Light was quoted by Express UK as saying after the match.
“We played well in the first half, we had it all our way.
“We didn’t keep up the same pressure in the second half.
“We gave silly goals away. We were so close to the final, and then the ball goes in. Unbelievable.”
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