Thursday April 15 2021
Ten Hag: 'Best team eliminated'

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag didn’t agree with the decision to disallow their second goal against Roma and insists ‘the best team has been eliminated' from the Europa League quarter-final.

The Giallorossi won the first leg 2-1 in Amsterdam and Brian Brobbey had given Ajax the lead this evening, but Edin Dzeko cancelled it out to reach the Europa League semi-final against Manchester United.

“It’s frustrating. The best team has been eliminated,” Ten Hag told RTL7.

“The team that dominated both matches is out. It’s such a shame, as just like last week, we created plenty of chances, but failed to take advantage of them.

“Brobbey brought exactly the kind of impact we were looking for and had a great performance as a substitute.”

Dusan Tadic had seemingly scored for 2-0, but the goal was disallowed after a VAR on-field review for the foul on Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

“That goal was disallowed for incomprehensible reasons,” Ten Hag told ESPN.

“The referee was on top of it and let the game go on. If he judged the situation, it’s just a legal goal.”