Ajax will be trying to progress into the next stages of the Champions League on Wednesday when they face Atalanta Bergamo in Amsterdam. The Dutch giants will need a win over the Italians to progress into the next round after lost 1-0 to Liverpool last week. Coach Erik ten Hag says his team will be doing everything in their power to secure a victory at the Johan Cruyff Arena.
Ten Hag referred to their performance against Liverpool and said Ajax must use that performance to beat Atalanta. “The Champions League platform is our life,” he said in a pre-match press conference. “We have to give everything for that. If we are competitive at Liverpool, you can basically win against anyone. We must enter the match with that confidence.”
Ajax could be given an injury blow or boost ahead to the game on Wednesday as five players are currently unsure for the match. Daley Blind, David Neres, Noussair Mazraoui, Nico Tagliafico and Lassina Traoré all have minor injuries. However, Ten Hag is ‘very hopeful’ he will be able to select the players for the crucial match against Atalanta.