Louis van Gaal loved Ajax’s performance against Juventus on Tuesday and believes they can win the Champions League.

Van Gaal led Ajax to the Champions League trophy back in 1995 and he believes the current side can replicate his.

He told FIFA.com when asked about Juventus 1-2 Ajax, “The second half was outstanding. Creative football with a good balance between attack and defence – this is the trick. Ajax have such a lot of creative players.

“I said it after seeing the matches against Bayern Munich in the group stage: Ajax can go all the way, although the best teams are still in the race.”

Van Gaal has confirmed his retirement, but FIFA asked if he could be tempted to coach a nation at the 2022 World Cup. He stated he considers all offers, “A World Cup is always special because it is the highest podium on which you can show your abilities as an individual player or coach, and as a team. I shall consider every offer – I’ve already done that over the last three years. Last year I had a few big opportunities that it was very difficult to say no to. So, yes, I would consider it, but now it’s easier to say no. If it’s a big chance, maybe I’ll do it. It’s also dependant on how I feel at that moment. Right now I’m enjoying our new lifestyle.”

You can read the full interview with Van Gaal by clicking here.

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