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Ajax midfielder De Jong: Juventus superior to Real Madrid

Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong says Champions League opponents Juventus are superior to Real Madrid.

Ajax knocked out Real at the round of 16 stage.

"I rate Juventus a little higher than Real Madrid," De Jong told De Telegraaf.

"Don't get me wrong, Madrid are a top club, but this season their form is somewhat less [than when they won three consecutive Champions Leagues].

"Juventus are one of the favourites for the trophy. I am curious how we will deal with them. It is a great challenge.

"If we reach our normal level, we can also make it difficult for Juventus.

"I hope that Cristiano Ronaldo has recovered from his injury and plays. He's a top player and although the chances of us winning are greater [if Juventus] are without him, I want to play against and beat the best players."

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