Speaking about the game with Liverpool, Ten Hague stressed that Ajax will play against the "best team in the world".
Ajax is in England for the game with Liverpool, for the first match of the Champions League groups.
The coach of the Dutch team, Ten Haag, speaking about the game with the English champions, stressed that Ajax will play against the "best team in the world": "When you win the Champions League and a year after the Premier League, it shows that is the best team in the world. "
Neither the absence of the injured and pillar of the "red" defense, Virgil van Dyke, or the fact that the Reds have conceded 13 goals in their first five games in the new league could not make Ten Haag change his mind that Liverpool is the best team in the world.
"The absence of Van Dyke will not make a difference because they always play the same, their principles remain the same. "There may be a change in the quality of the players, but not in the overall quality of the team," said the coach of "Aiada".
As for the 13 goals that Liverpool has conceded, he added: "Seven of them came in a great game and I think four of the 13 were from unfortunate reflexes. I guess that means that it is not a team that does not make mistakes, as it happened for long periods last season ".
Asked if Ajax can repeat the course of the 2018/2019 season during which they eliminated Real Madrid and Juventus on the way to the semifinals, he replied: "This was a completely different scenario and a different phase of the season compared to now. , but we still have the same determination.
Morata: "It was fantastic"
Alvaro Morata was completely satisfied with the start of his team in this year's Champions League, emphasizing that conquest is the only goal!
The group stage of this year's Champions League started with Juventus taking a significant 2-0 victory over Dynamo Kiev away from home! The Bianconeri entered this year's Champions League with their right hand thanks to the amazing performance of Alvaro Morata, who scored both goals. Cristiano Ronaldo was absent due to quarantine and the Spaniard went ahead and led the Italian offensive line!
Andrea Pirlo insisted on bringing him back to Turin and the first results justify him. The former Atletico Madrid striker claimed that Juventus' goal is none other than to win the title.
On the other hand, Federico Chiesa made his debut in the Champions League with the Juventus jersey. The Italian ace was very happy with the final result and considers that his team could not do better!
"I took the opportunity from our coach and he did exactly what he told me. When I had the ball I pulled the defenders towards me. It was fantastic that I made my debut in the Champions League and it got even better as we won. There could not have been a better start. "We really wanted to leave with three points from this difficult seat and we did extremely well," he stressed.
"Especially after the match with Crotone, we were criticized, as was natural. There are many requirements and Juventus must be everywhere and always at the top. We want to win all the matches. "I am ready and my coach has given me some instructions and I think I did very well in the last matches," he said.
Guardiola: "Extremely important to win tomorrow"
"... it is extremely important to get the victory", stressed the Spaniard.
Pep Guardiola admitted in the press conference of the match with Porto for the third group that Olympiakos is also playing, that the image that Manchester City presents on the pitch is not good.
The Spaniard, however, pointed out that even so, the appearances of his team are not bad, defending his players. He stressed that injuries have played a role and said that in the coming weeks he expects De Bruyne, Jesσουςs, Medi, and Laporte to be ready to play, but made it known that Zinchenko is available for the game.
"When you play outside the game of the first game it is not so important, but having it at home is. "So it is extremely important that we get the victory."
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Zidane: "The only match we are preparing for"
The coach of Real Madrid stressed that he is not going to make drastic changes in the lineup, although the "merenges" will face Barcelona on Saturday.
Real Madrid is fully focused on its first match in the Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk and as Zinedine Zidane stated in the press conference, he is not going to make drastic changes in the starting lineup, although the "merenges" will face Barcelona on Saturday. / 24) in the first big clasico of LaLiga.
The Ukrainians have arrived in Spain without several of their key players, who were deemed unprepared following the isolation imposed due to the coronavirus cases.
However, Zinedine Zidane said that his players can not afford to choose matches in the battle for the 14th crown of the Champions League.
"The rest of the games will follow, but it is the only match we are preparing for," Zidane told a news conference on Tuesday (20/10).
"I know that many Shakhtar players cannot play, but they are still competitive and have a team with enough depth. "We want to start with a victory in the tournament, we know very well what we want to achieve, but there are many teams that want to win the Champions League."
The French coach defended the players for what followed after the home shock defeat by Cadiz, stressing that they do not deserve such criticism and will have the opportunity to make amends in the tournament that begins. "Now is our chance to turn the page and we hope that people will see a different Real Madrid," Zizou said.
Merengue captain Sergio Ramos injured his knee in the match against Cadiz and was absent from Tuesday's training session: "He did not train with us this morning because we did not want to take any chances. "He has a stroke, we have to wait and see how he feels," he added.
Unexpected in Bayern Munich
Bad news for the Bavarians since the young winger has been attacked by COVID-19.
According to the Bavarians, Serge Gnabri was found to be positive for the coronavirus and therefore he is not counted for the direct matches of his team.
Unexpected in Bayern Munich 24 hours before the match against Atletico Madrid.
The player is feeling well and has been quarantined at home.
Problems continue for Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard will be out of action for another month, a fact that worries Zinedine Zidane even more.
Real Madrid's most expensive transfer in recent years (cost around εκ 160m from Chelsea) has yet to justify the money spent on him as one Belgian winger succeeds another.
In the press conference ahead of the match with Shakhtar Donetsk (21/10, 19:55), the coach of "Queen" Zinedine Zidane emphasized that he is not ready yet, with the midfielder of the Spanish team being left out for another month.
This year is a very important year for him as he will have to prove that he can lead Real aggressively and justify the expectations that exist for him in the ranks of its fans.
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Carragher: "The team will not be the same without Van Dyke"
Jamie Carragher believes that Van Dyke's absence can not be covered from the inside.
Jamie Carragher called for reinforcement in the position of stopper in the management of Liverpool. Virgil Van Dyke will probably miss the whole season after the cruciate ligament rupture he suffered and the veteran stopper believes that the gap can not be filled from the inside. He even suggested that 21-year-old French stopper Dayo Upamekano be acquired from Leipzig in January.
"The team will not be the same without Van Dyke and Jürgen Klopp must ask for a capable central defender in January. "I believe that Upamekano has the potential to help the team and should be acquired in January," Carragher said.
The "spurs" are preparing a proposal for a new contract in Korea.
Tottenham want to bind Heung Min Sean with a new contract. The 28-year-old striker is committed until 2023, but the "spurs" want to "tie" him for at least two more years.
The Korean ace is also crucial this season for the London team, already counting 8 goals and 4 assists in 7 appearances. His weekly earnings amount to .150.000 XNUMX, but will offer him an increase to persuade him to sign.
Bilic: "Football is the sport for the masses"
Slaven Bilic took the side of the fans regarding the match fees, stating that football should be accessible to everyone.
West Brom drew 0-0 with Burnley on Monday night (19/10) for the 5th game of the Premier League.
The fans of "bakiz" had to pay 14,95 pounds to watch the match, with Slaven Bilic taking a position on this decision.
The Croatian coach appeared critical of the decisions for extra charges to the fans, in order to watch the match of their favorite team.
"Football should not be free, but affordable. "Football is a sport for the masses, a sport of the working class and it must be accessible to all," said the 52-year-old West Brom coach.