Ajax coach Frank de Boer knows that his team’s forthcoming double header against Dinamo Zagreb will be crucial in deciding their UEFA Champions League fate.
“The two games against Zagreb can be decisive for us,” he explained to foksport.nl.
“Firstly, we need to secure third place, but ulimately we want more and we want a place in the next round of the Champions League.
“These games are really crucial and we must get six points.”
“Zagreb have a very good team at home, especially with their great fans,” he added.
“They’re hard to beat. It will not be easy in Zagreb, but we have a very talented team. If we peak, we have no fear.”
Dinamo Zagreb suffered their first league defeat of the season at the weekend, making far from ideal preparation for their clash with Ajax, but are unfortunate to be sat at the bottom of Group D.
Their performances have deserved better than their lack of points thus far, and Ajax will have to play to their best to come out on top.