Ajax boss expects attacking football from Benfica

first_imgErik ten Hag feels that Ajax will have to be at their very best tonight if they are to claim victory over Benfica, who he expects will be on the attackThe Amsterdammers head into tonight’s Champions League clash top of Group E following a convincing win against AEK Athens before claiming a surprise draw at Bayern Munich.Now Ajax will play host to third-place Benfica at the Amsterdam Arena knowing that three points tonight will put them within touching distance of the knockout rounds.The Dutch giants are in good form on the back of a 4-0 win away to Heerenveen on Saturday in the Eredivisie and haven’t lost at home this season.But Ten Hag is taking nothing for granted when it comes to Benfica, who not only possess a lot of attacking talent but also boast a team with plenty of experience.“Benfica is a very strong team”, Ten Hag told reporters on the club website.“Their intention is to play attacking and varied football. They’re an experienced team with a lot of confidence. They’ll most likely be on the attack…”Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…He added: “I expect that they’ll attack, but they’re also very good on the counter. If we have a very good day, we can win. That would be a great step, even though it still wouldn’t be decisive.”Ten Hag also added that he’s hopeful that Noussair Mazraoui and Nico Tagliafico will be able to feature after suffering injuries.Meanwhile, Hakim Ziyech and Frenkie de Jong are back to full fitness.⭐️⭐️⭐️@ChampionsLeague-Ready!#UCL #ajaben pic.twitter.com/tZ5Grm52k2— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) October 22, 2018last_img

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