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The Real Madrid already knows his rival for the knockout stages of the Champions League: the Ajax of Amsterdam. The Dutch team has been one of the revelations of the competition and has returned to the playoffs more than ten years later, even reaching the final day of the group stage with chances to be leaders.
The former player of Manchester United Daley Blind He appeared before the press of his country to analyze the draw and defined Real Madrid as “a fantastic team” and recognized the euphoria in the locker room upon knowing the match, although he affirmed that it was not for the defeat of the whites before the CSKA Moscow.
Blind said that “you do not have to trust” and believes that the danger of their rivals will increase when the moment of truth comes, “comes a period of rest and they have enough time to improve,” he said.
The good role against Bayern, the reason for optimism
The optimism is born of the great level that Ajax showed in its double confrontation against the German champion, who discussed the leadership of the group until the last day, in which the Kovac They were not even able to win in Amsterdam. “If we look at the last matches, we have been able to compete with a first level team like the Bayern Munich, both at home and abroad. If we play with the same energy and the same courage and courage, we can have opportunities, “said Blind.
Even so, Ajax keeps its feet on the ground and Blind recognizes that “you have to be realistic” because “Madrid have won the last Champions League and will certainly not make it easy”. “We are going to play to move to the next round, nothing is impossible,” he sentenced in an outburst of illusion as a result of seeing the Dutch team again in the final rounds so many years later.
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