March 18, 2021 For Ajax, the scenes could now be final in the European League quarter-finals. With a 3–0 win last week, the team from Amsterdam had already put in and a half in the next round and because there was a 0-2 win in Switzerland on Thursday, the job was done. Dali Blind satisfied.
The Ajax player had recovered from an injury and was in midfield. He saw that his team had some difficulties with the Swiss at first. “The first 20 minutes were tough, and they put a lot of pressure. They got a lot of corners,” Blind said. ESPN. “But we didn’t give up any big chances and after that it became a little easier for us and we stayed on the ball longer. The second half was actually more like a pinball machine.”
Blinds could handle it well physically, but was replaced by Eric Ten Hag in the second half. This appears to be a precaution and, moreover, the important player was on the edge of an abyss. “It went well, I’m happy to be a part of the team again. There is no burden, so it’s good to be there again. It was a tough match and I was hoping to stay there, but I can live with it.”
On Friday, it will be clear who will meet Ajax in the quarter-finals by the draw. Manchester United, the old blind club, is also still in the tournament. “I am looking forward to the next round and to the lot. It would be nice to meet Manchester, but if I had to make a choice, it would be preferably in the final. But then we have to get there first, so let’s see who we are next. Go round to tackle.”