Jose Mourinho believes Juventus got it tactically wrong when they were defeated 2-1 by Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The “Special One” is currently without a club but he was in charge of the Manchester United side that beat Ajax 2-0 in the Europa League final two years ago.

Speaking to RT on Ajax’s win over Juventus, Mourinho said, “In my opinion, [Juventus are] another team that let Ajax play with their strength.

“Until this moment, nobody really respected them, and they let them play with the qualities they have.

“They have fantastic young players with a little bit of the experience they didn’t have a couple of years ago when I played them in the Europa League final.

“We gave them the game that they didn’t want to have. They complained about the long build-up, they complained about Fellaini, about physicality, they complained because they couldn’t cope.

“If you play against Ajax in the way they want to play, you have the risk that they are better than you.

“If I see for example Ajax play Barcelona or Liverpool in the final, if they reach the final, I think Barcelona and Liverpool can beat them playing their own strength, but when your quality is not, you have to go to the strategic point of view and give them what they don’t want.”




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