Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt gave an honest interview after his side were battered 6-2 in De Klassieker at Feyenoord.

Ajax took the lead through a Lasse Schone free-kick but they couldn’t handle the Feyenoord and attack and were soundly beaten 6-2, which means PSV are now five points ahead at the top.

After the game a clearly angry Matthijs de Ligt said to Fox Sports, “The big difference with the first half of the season is the willingness.

“Of course we give away the goals too easily, but it is also in the running. Feyenoord played with Vilhena and Toornstra, that’s their runners, so it’s important to ensure that they can not just walk in. In the box we did not defend well enough, and you then get six goals against.

“It’s unbelievable, I tell you honestly, you play a classic, everyone knows what a classic means, not willing to give everything, yes, that’s outrageous.

“You lose 6-2 now and of course you look at the defense, which is logical as well, and I have to take that responsibility as a defense. In the first half of the season we defended as a team and today it was not a team. it’s not about certain players, but about the team, everyone has gone through the basket today, everyone has not had the willingness to show that you’re Ajax and you want to win De Klassieker, which is a shame, yes. “

“I think I said enough”

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