Erik ten Hag was full of praise for his Ajax team after they defeated Real Madrid 4-1 to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

Ten Hag watched from the sideline as his Ajax team swept Real Madrid aside in the Bernabeu.

After the game he told Veronica, “This was pretty close to perfection. Everything was right, we won over two matches and we were able to play football today, we showed that we have a very good team.

“Dusan Tadic was a great target man and also made a nice goal but I do not want to specifically highlight one player, the whole team was fantastic, and we have to build on that.

“A number of experts questioned this, but this is historic.”

Ten Hag praised the KNVB for postponing their game with PEC Zwolle at the weekend, “That was in the interests of the Dutch Eredivisie, and at the same time Dutch football can thank Ajax, because we get the points in. We remain active on three fronts and are now in the position to win prizes.”

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