Ajax star,Ziyech took blame for their Champions League exit


Hakim Ziyech

Ajax star,Hakim Ziyech was disappointed as Tottenham bounced back from 2-0 down to claim a stunning 3-2 win at Amsterdam.

Ajax won the first leg 1-0 in London and scored twice in the first 45 in Amsterdam,with Ziyech hitting his club’s second to send them to the finals.

But Lucas Moura’s second-half hat-trick, left the Dutch side on the outside looking in as Spurs set a date with Liverpool in the final on June 1.

“This hits us hard, really hard,

“I don’t know how it happened. I just don’t know.

“We knew it would be very difficult if they scored after the 2-2, but we had chances.

“I could have scored, hit the post. At least one of my chances should have gone in.

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“Then it would have been over, but then it struck us hard.

“I blame myself for this. We gave our all. The play wasn’t great, but we kept fighting. Now disappointment prevails,Ziyech told Veronica.

Daley Blind was also left stunned, saying he didn’t know what it would take for Ajax to come back from their stunning defeat.

“I don’t know how to recover from this,” he told Veronica. “I guess everyone has their own way, but we have to be back on track by Sunday.

“I’m glad we will be having another match soon. It hurts.

“Yesterday we’ve seen that everything is possible. We told ourselves that. We had a great opponent with lots of qualities. We delivered a lot of passion.

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“After the 2-2 we restored the match. Hakim had two good opportunities. It’s such a shame he couldn’t finish it.

“This match should have lasted 10 less seconds. They didn’t get many chances after the 2-2, but they scored anyway and that’s devastating.

“I’m extremely proud to be part of this team. We’ve shown fantastic stuff and I think the whole world enjoyed it, but it’s a bit too early for us to think like that.

“Anyway, we have to go on. We have to win another trophy with this team. We going to make sure the season ends in a fantastic way.


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