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Bordalás: "Playing against Ajax is nice and historic" – SPANISH FOOTBALL

by: Adam Smith


Getafe coach Jose Bordalás said on Monday that playing the Europa League round of 16 against Amsterdam Ajax will be "catchy, beautiful and historic "and personally said he was" excited "to compare to the Dutch team.

The first leg will be held at the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum on February 20 and the return match at the 27th Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam.

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"Ajax has a huge level of quality and we are excited to meet them because it is good for Spanish football."said Bordalás, after receiving the Marca award for the best coach of last season.

"Playing against Ajax will be captivating, beautiful and historic for the club and football. Professionals work to meet important challenges and we couldn't imagine when we got here three years ago"he confessed.

For Bordalás, these types of matches should be "satisfied" with the work done, even if the bets "they go in favor of Ajax"

"It's obvious that they will bookmark them but we are used to competing in the Spanish League against Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Seville or Valencia, high level rivals who give us experience, "he said.

Asked about his preferences before the draw, Bordalás said he preferred "a big rival like Ajax".

"I like it and it attracts me a lot. Let's see a beautiful tie," he concluded.

Martín González: "We had no luck, but we will compete"

Ángel Martín González, Getafe's transgaming.orging director, valued in the Movistar Champions League microphones the bomb that fell in the blues in the 16th round of the Europa League, the Ajax. The Madrid leader acknowledged that he had no luck, but insisted that the Bordalás will face.

Draw: “We were not very lucky, but we will compete and it will certainly be a draw, which we will face, that the team will have a tremendous illusion. It will be hard for both of us.

Do you think Ajax will be disconnected from the Europa League? “They will not fall because they were eliminated from the Champions League. In the end, winning a European competition offers prestige. We are very well, confidently, winning many games and I am convinced that Ajax will continue with their best weapons, but so do we. "

Another big European in Colosseum: “Yes, it's very good, prestige for the club. It makes everyone grow up. Facing rivals at this level makes you better in every way. "

Playing Getafe First Is Important: “I care about everything. It will be hard. I like to play the second game at home, but it played like this and you don't have to spin it. We will fight with our weapons and we will certainly complicate things. "