Ajax coach Frank de Boer has admitted his side were very fortunate to come away with from Rotterdam with a 1-0 win over rivals Feyenoord.

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de boer cFeyenoord dominated the Klassieker from start to finish but they could not finish their chances and Ricardo van Rhijn’s free kick handed Ajax all three points.

Speaking to Fox Sports after the game Frank de Boer was critical of his players and admitted Ajax were lucky to win the match.

De Boer said, “This is a stolen victory. Feyenoord wanted to win more than us, especially in the first half. They were better in every respect.”

“They (Feyenoord) had to win this game, you saw that from the first second. But with us that penny had not fallen. There were a couple of guys who kept standing, but the rest was always one step behind. Then you get this kind of match. ”

On Niki Zimling’s first Eredivisie starts, De Boer added, “I did not just expect more from Zimling, but everyone. The whole team was poor in the first half. The second half was slightly better, but eighty percent of the team also played below par. ”

De Boer was not surprised by Van Rhijn’s excellent free kick, “He has practiced that an awful lot lately. Even before Schöne all got injured. You see what it can bring. “

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