Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Ajax https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/ajax Thu, 24 Oct 2019 08:19:01 +1100 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Lampard demanding more from Chelsea after Batshuayi late goal sinks Ajax]]> <p>Frank Lampard believes Chelsea deserved more than a 1-0 victory over Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday night.</p><p> The Blues went top of Group H thanks to substitute Michy Batshuayi's late goal.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/lampard-demanding-more-from-chelsea-after-batshuayi-sinks-ajax-4301630?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAjax'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Frank Lampard believes Chelsea deserved more than a 1-0 victory over Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The Blues went top of Group H thanks to substitute Michy Batshuayi's late goal.

Fellow substitute Christian Pulisic showed supreme skill to find space down the wing and deliver a cross to Batshuayi, who rectified an earlier miss by converting from close range.

Ajax did have a goal ruled out by VAR, but it was the visitors who dominated proceedings and deservedly set up a tantalising clash between the two top sides at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking after the game, Lampard said: "You try and give players information, you don't want to overload them, but you've got to give them information against a team like Ajax.

"Our end product has got to be better on nights like tonight, the scoreline could have been more. These young players want to take on information and the older players are great examples, look at Jorginho tonight, he was phenomenal.

"We haven't had many VAR breaks this season so maybe we were due one. For the great team that they are they didn't have Kepa under too much pressure."

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<![CDATA[Chelsea boss Lampard: Me? Scared?]]> <p>Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has dismissed claims of being intimidated by Ajax ahead of their Champions League encounter.</p><p>The Blues are set for a critical match with the Eredivisie champions, who have won both of their first two Group H matches comfortably against Valencia and Lille.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chelsea-boss-lampard-me-scared-4301622?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAjax'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has dismissed claims of being intimidated by Ajax ahead of their Champions League encounter.

The Blues are set for a critical match with the Eredivisie champions, who have won both of their first two Group H matches comfortably against Valencia and Lille.

A journalist suggested during the pre-match press conference that he looks scared of the Dutch giants.

However, the Chelsea legend brushed that comment off with a cheeky remark of his own claiming that is just my face".

Lampard said: That is just my face.

It is a really tough match against a team that we know how they performed last year and how they've started this group, winning both games comfortably.

So it's going to be a tough match, I don't think the five wins mean anything other than that hopefully we have some confidence."

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<![CDATA[UNCOVERED: How Barcelona negotiated De Jong deal inside week]]> <p>Barcelona's deal for former Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong took just a week of negotiations, it has been revealed.</p><p>While he joined Barca over the summer, De Jong initially signed for Barca in January for a fee of 75m.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/uncovered-how-barcelona-negotiated-de-jong-deal-inside-week-4301599?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAjax'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Barcelona's deal for former Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong took just a week of negotiations, it has been revealed.

While he joined Barca over the summer, De Jong initially signed for Barca in January for a fee of 75m.

Catalunya Radio reports the player's agent called Pep Segura, then the football director at Barcelona, on January 16 to inform him that De Jong was set to join PSG.

On hearing this news, Barca director Eric Abidal decided to organise a meeting with the midfielder directly to try to convince him to join the Catalans.

And by January 23 the Dutchman was convinced and officially joined Bara.

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<![CDATA[Ajax goalkeeper André Onana: I had Barcelona, PSG offers]]> <p>Ajax goalkeeper Andr Onana admits he turned down an offer from Barcelona last summer.</p><p>Onana is a former Barca junior and was linked with a return to replace Jasper Cillessen, now of Valencia.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/ajax-goalkeeper-andre-onana-i-had-barcelona-psg-offers-4301597?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAjax'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Ajax goalkeeper Andr Onana admits he turned down an offer from Barcelona last summer.

Onana is a former Barca junior and was linked with a return to replace Jasper Cillessen, now of Valencia.

And the Cameroon No1 confirmed the reports yesterday: "Bara came back this summer. It's my house. I was part of that club. Logically, they always want to take back one of theirs.

"It may not have been a good time to return. Maybe I'll never go back! But this summer, it was not good to do it."

Onana also told RMC: "I had enquiries from PSG.

"These are things that were managed with my agent. We discussed it several times. He told me that Paris was interested..."

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<![CDATA[Chelsea manager Lampard: Hudson-Odoi ready for Champions League]]> <p>Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready to translate his domestic form into the Champions League.</p><p>The 18-year-old capped off a fine performance against Newcastle United by helping to set up Marcos Alonso's winner.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chelsea-manager-lampard-hudson-odoi-ready-for-champions-league-4301587?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAjax'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready to translate his domestic form into the Champions League.

The 18-year-old capped off a fine performance against Newcastle United by helping to set up Marcos Alonso's winner.

Asked if Hudson-Odoi was ready to face Ajax on Wednesday, Lampard said: "I think he is but so are other players and with that comes my problem of selection for games as I have a competitive squad. Some are fresh to the Champions League and some have been here before, but just isolating Callum, his performance against Newcastle was huge signs of what we want to see.

"We know the talent is there and it is great his contract is signed now, and the problems he gave Newcastle were things I really want to see consistently from him, which are end product and delivery to the box, getting at people and running behind."

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<![CDATA[Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel: Ajax attack a real threat]]> <p>Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel says they must be wary tonight at Champions League opponents Ajax.</p><p>Still recovering from knee surgery, Van Ginkel was on-loan with PSV Eindhoven last season.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chelsea-midfielder-marco-van-ginkel-ajax-attack-a-real-threat-4301574?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAjax'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel says they must be wary tonight at Champions League opponents Ajax.

Still recovering from knee surgery, Van Ginkel was on-loan with PSV Eindhoven last season.

He told De Telegraaf: "With the boys who can make a difference, such as Dusan Tadic, Hakim Ziyech and Donny van de Beek, who often scores in Champions League matches - Chelsea has to watch out for those three.

"But collectively Ajax is good and in the back it is also fine. Although I do not know if it is as good as last year.

"I have been in the Netherlands for the past ten days, not at the club. And Chelsea has a larger team of analysts than we are used to in the Netherlands. So they really have a good idea of Ajax and know how or what to do."

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<![CDATA[Chelsea transfers adviser De Visser: Why would Ziyech go to Everton?]]> <p>Chelsea transfers adviser Piet de Visser is happy seeing Hakim Ziyech staying with Ajax.</p><p>De Visser says a move to Everton would've been a step down for the midfielder.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chelsea-transfers-adviser-de-visser-why-would-ziyech-go-to-everton-4301570?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAjax'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea transfers adviser Piet de Visser is happy seeing Hakim Ziyech staying with Ajax.

De Visser says a move to Everton would've been a step down for the midfielder.

He told Volkskrant: "Hakim Ziyech has already signed up again.

"Why would he go to Everton for four million? It is also nice for the whole of the Netherlands that Ajax has kept its good players.

"Of course you have people who are jealous, that it is an exaggeration and a shame. So what? They have never had so much money in the bank."

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<![CDATA[Ten Hag: Ajax and Chelsea have same philosophy of play]]> <p>Ajax coach Erik ten Hag insists they're underdogs facing Chelsea tonight.</p><p>Despite last season's run to the Champions League semis, Ten Hag says Chelsea are the superior team.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/ten-hag-ajax-and-chelsea-have-same-philosophy-of-play-4301569?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAjax'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Ajax coach Erik ten Hag insists they're underdogs facing Chelsea tonight.

Despite last season's run to the Champions League semis, Ten Hag says Chelsea are the superior team.

Ten Hag said: "Last season is the past. We must forget it and think about the future and what we are doing now.

"Chelsea is a different team as with the coach as well as in performance.

"We are not favourites against Chelsea. They resemble us because they have the same philosophy of play, they want to keep the ball and press high in the non-possession phase. The field after the Amsterdam Music Festival? It will hold, I'm sure. They all worked hard so that the game could be played without problems."

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<![CDATA[​Ajax defender Blind: I'll take care of Chelsea striker Abraham]]> <p>Ajax defender Daley Blind is ready to tackle Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.<br></p><p>The two clubs meet in the Champions League group stages on Wednesday.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/ajax-defender-blind-i-ll-take-care-of-chelsea-striker-abraham-4301541?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAjax'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Ajax defender Daley Blind is ready to tackle Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.

The two clubs meet in the Champions League group stages on Wednesday.

Ajax are top of their group, while the Blues are looking to get level on points with the Dutch side.

Experienced centre-back Blind knows he must watch out for the explosiveness of young Abraham.

"[Abraham] is doing very well at the moment, he's a big striker, scored a lot of goals," Blind told reporters.

"But I will take care of myself like I always do and we have to prepare as we always do - not just against the striker but also the whole team.

"We attack as a team and we defend as a team. I think that's the most important thing."

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<![CDATA[​Chelsea defender Tomori: I've studied Ajax striker Tadic]]> <p>Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori says that he is aware of the threat posed by Ajax star Dusan Tadic.<br></p><p>The two European heavyweights are set to do battle in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chelsea-defender-tomori-i-ve-studied-ajax-striker-tadic-4301549?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAjax'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori says that he is aware of the threat posed by Ajax star Dusan Tadic.

The two European heavyweights are set to do battle in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

The Blues will be hoping to pick up a win to get them level on points with Ajax in the group.

And Tomori knows that controlling Tadic is an important part of keeping Ajax's attack quiet.

"Last year in the Champions League, Ajax did so well and he was a very big part of that," Tomori said at a press conference.

"We know the kind of movements he likes to make. He's not the typical number nine running in behind, he likes to play with the ball and link up with the whole team.

"Sometimes as a defender you have to make a decision on the spot and go in to mark, or sometimes you have enough time to communicate to the midfielders in front of you.

"I'm sure the game will throw up those different situations and we'll have to deal with it and that's just part of the game."

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