Erik ten Hag stated he seems again at his 4 years managing Ajax with “nice satisfaction” after successful a 3rd successive Dutch league title and needs to take these successful methods to Manchester United subsequent season.
Ajax have been topped champions once more on Wednesday with one sport to spare, setting off in depth in a single day celebrations within the metropolis after they beat Heerenveen 5-0.
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“I’ve loved this nice journey, it was a stupendous period. I look again with nice satisfaction,” Ten Hag stated in the course of the celebrations.
Ten Hag leaves for Previous Trafford subsequent season, the place he desires to show issues round in the identical approach he circled Ajax’s fortunes.
“Social media makes it very straightforward to precise an opinion,” he stated. “Ajax is an A-brand, the banner of Dutch soccer. Everybody has an opinion concerning the membership. And people opinions can tackle a lifetime of their very own, even for those who win quite a bit.
He added: “After I began right here 4 and a half years in the past, I needed to put together Ajax for Europe once more.
“That labored out and the way. This season, I loved our dwelling sport in opposition to Borussia Dortmund within the Champions League probably the most. It was of such a excessive stage, similar to these matches in Turin and Madrid,” he stated in reference to Ajax’s run to the Champions League semifinal in 2019 after they gained away at each Juventus and Actual Madrid, knocking each giants out of the competitors.
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Final October’s 4-0 dwelling win over Dortmund was one of many six video games that Ajax gained within the Champions League group section however they have been then shock losers within the round-of-16 to Benfica.
“We have now had a variety of setbacks this season,” Ten Hag added. “I had to make use of extra gamers than I truly wished, particularly in the previous few weeks. However I’ve stated earlier than that we have now greater than 11 starters. And we have now seen that younger gamers are breaking via once more.
“The inspiration of Ajax is nice. We have now additionally created a tradition of successful. We have now been laborious to beat prior to now few weeks.”
Ten Hag additionally revealed one thing of the philosophy he’ll take to the Premier League subsequent season.
“It’s solely about one factor: successful. We desire to do this with good soccer,” he stated. “That has not at all times been profitable in current weeks, however we have now at all times been there as a crew. However for those who add all the things collectively, and add statistics and information collectively, we’re the deserved champion.”