Champions League semi-finals: Tottenham-Ajax – 20 months ago Rosenborg was better than Ajax


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THE MED HERJET Tottenham before the break, took a bell in the bar in the second half, and travels home to Amsterdam and the second half of the semifinal with the away goal that can quickly send them to the final in Madrid.

Ajax did it again.

All clubs, big and small, have something to learn from this club.

FOR 20 MONTHS since specifically in August 2017, Ajax lost 1-0 at home and 3-2 by Rosenborg in the Europa League. Yes, André Hansen played two of his best games, but it was still the Netherlands against Norway. Today, Rosenborg is the latest in the Elite series, the league that is in 29th place in UEFA.

Ajax have one foot in the Champions League final.

AJAX IS THE ADVENTURE a story about a club that does everything right. Once in the world, when Holland was the best soccer nation in the world, the club was the best in Europe. Today they are the best club out of the top five leagues. And that's all the other clubs at this level dream of, talk to and try to unsuccessfully, which is the success of the Amsterdam club.

A crystal clear philosophy and a business idea out of the field.

An equally clear identity in the field.

A fearless approach to the game, regardless of time and location.

Ajax is Ajax and it's good because they are Ajax.


DA REAL MADRID was beaten at the Santiago Bernabéu in the eighth final, Ajax has become the feel of the season in the Champions League. In the quarter-finals draw, they, together with FC Porto, were one of the two opponents of the big clubs. And when Juventus were parked in Turin on the way to the semifinals against Tottenham, suddenly Ajax was all that modern football needs in the competition with the deep pockets of the beautiful game.

A good team based on good thoughts, good operation and good development.

A team created through a philosophy, not money.

NOW IS Not that Ajax is struggling with the economy. Your talent development is too good for that. They create gold and sell for diamonds. Compared to Rosenborg, they are rocky.

AJAX HAS A plan and know what they are doing. Call this constant course. And when the season is over and the team has won one, two, three or no titles in the last month, the team that gave Planet Volleywood a new understanding of what's possible only if you work well enough will be dissolved and sold by some billion in Norwegian currency.

At least.

One of them, midfielder Frenkie de Jong, a 21-year-old who has mastered all the tasks you have given him, is ready for Barcelona for € 75 million.

That's almost NOK 750 million.

WHEN THE STATION IS in Norway, elite elite training usually goes to England, Spain and Germany to visit the top club leaders. It is firm and educational. It is always useful with refills. But for clubs, like clubs and companies, it does not help much that the top sports direction travels up to the big ones to fill their own tank.

When the trainer disappears, and he always does this, he takes the lessons and experiences out the door.

Therefore, NORWEGIAN should club leaders and academy managers go to the Netherlands, analyze the model, learn about the model and, if possible, implement an element or tree. Ajax has proven that they know what they are doing and that, in a season like 2018/2019, they can compete with the best. I'm not saying that the Norwegian clubs can get there with the first, probably never, but it should be possible to be smart in the minors.

There's probably a lot that Ronny Share and whoever has to learn more with Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp.

Norwegian clubs, on the other hand, have more to learn in Amsterdam.

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