While the party in Rotterdam is slowly coming to and end, the rivals from Amsterdam are slowly preparing for their party. Tonight, Ajax is back at the European top in their finals against Manchester United. I’m sure you were aware…
People ask me, what would be most epic: Feyenoord’s title after 18 years or Ajax’ first finals since 1996… The answer is simple, also for Feyenoord fans: Ajax’ achievement is more epic! Every season, one Dutch club will win the domestic title. Feyenoord can win it every season (and should!). For a Dutch club post-Bosman arrest, it’s just incredible….
And one has to be in awe of the way they did it. With one of the youngest teams ever, playing highly energetic free-flowing football, scoring goals and simply being electrifying.
If football wins tonight, it means Ajax wins it. Man United, in particular, can not be blamed of being too entertaining these last couple of years. Sir Alex’ last season wasn’t great, Moyes and Van Gaal couldn’t get the team to dazzle and anti-football egomaniac Mourinho has put the Mancunians even further down the line of what used to be a dominating football club.
I won’t go into too many details about Mourinho’s pathetic statements about Ajax (“they are the favorites”), about his terrible trials and tribulations (“we have so many games to play”) and silly press conferences (“I don’t want to talk. I am in the finals”).
As I’m traveling at the moment, I will post more on this after the game.
But it seems Peter Bosz will use the same line-up as per usual. Only with Viergever suspended, Riedewald will play. Lasse Schone will start, most likely, despite lacking form and Justin Kluivert will start on the bench.