& # 39; They can go on and win … they are so good! & # 39 ;: Chris Sutton supports Ajax to shake off Champions League shock after dumping Juventus
- Ajax reached the semi-final of Champions League after dominating Juventus in Turin
- The Dutch side will see Manchester City or Tottenham Hotspur in the last four
- But Chris Sutton believes that Ajax is no longer the push-over that everyone expected
Chris Sutton insists that Ajax has a lot to offer to continue all the way and win the Champions League after adding Juventus to their list of European heads this season.
The Dutch team, which started their campaign in the second qualifying round in July, won 2-1 at the Allianz Stadium to improve 3-2 in their quarterfinals.
Having defeated Real Madrid in the competition and signed twice at Bayern Munich, they will now face Manchester City or Tottenham Hotspur in the semifinals, while Sutton believes they now have a real fear factor.
Ajax & # 39; s Matthijs de Ligt leads the celebrations after their victory in the Champions League against Juventus
Cristiano Ronaldo's team was played out at home in the quarterfinals
There were cheering celebrations in the dressing room after the last whistle
The players celebrated in style while securing their progress to the semi-final
Ajax goalkeeper André Onana dances on Wednesday evening in the dressing room in Turin
The Ajax team is posing for a selfie on the pitch in front of the jubilant traveling support
& # 39; It wasn't a fluke, & # 39; said Sutton on BT Sport. & # 39; Second half Ajax was phenomenal. They increased their game and brought it to Juve. 2-1, Juventus flirted. Ajax was absolutely brilliant. They can go ahead and win. They are so good.
& # 39; Ten minutes in the second half you had Manchester City of Tottenham & # 39; who would you rather play? & # 39; You prefer to play Juventus. & # 39;
After their magnificent victory in Turin, the Ajax players enjoyed a few jubilant celebrations in the dressing room, with people like Dusan Tadic and Andre Onana leading the way.
The young and exciting team could be seen singing and dancing together in the dressing room after impressing the biggest stage again.
And Sutton also praised the most important men of Ajax, including Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt and Donny van de Beek, and insisted that they should become the stars of the future after Erik ten Hag & # 39; s came to fight from behind in the Allianz stadium.
De Ligt grabbed the winner for Ajax with a towering header in the second half
De Ligt celebrates his goal that gave the Dutch team a 3-2 total lead in the score
Cristiano Ronaldo led the hosts in front before goals from the highly rated Van de Beek and De Ligt, from a towering header, turned the game around.
& # 39; This is a great sports story, & # 39; Sutton added. & # 39; If you talk about money and elitism in football and Ajax has done it from the inside. They strutted their things tonight.
& # 39; Van de Beek, De Jong and De Ligt are known names. De Ligt was described as a lion, he was more of a kangaroo with his purpose. I said it was worth £ 100 million for the start of the last game. He is an all-rounder. At the age of 19 he can run, defend jump, play and smell danger.
& # 39; This is a Juventus side that has dominated Italian football and brought in Ronaldo to win the Champions League. They were played from the park. They were made to look average by this young and hungry team.
& # 39; They could have disappeared after Ronaldo achieved the goal, but they trust each other so much. I was so impressed with their second half courage. & # 39;
Donny van de Beek celebrates his equalizer with Frenkie de Jong in the first half