The players of the Ajax celebrate the pass to eighth


Ten Hag's Ajax, a mirror of what Xavi's new Barça has to be

Published:4/11/2021 - 11:40h

Updated:4/11/2021 - 11:40h

Ten Hag's Ajax is being the great revelation of this Champions League and is already a team in the last 16. The Dutch, with an offensive, fun model in which good football prevails, has to be the mirror of a Barça without megastars, but with a lot of quality

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The Ajax of Ámsterdam, as it already happened in the season 2018/2019, is going back to be the big disclosure of the Champions League. The ones of Erik have Hag are dominating the group C to his antojo and for now are invictos. This past Wednesday, the 'ajacied' won in a controversial meeting to the Borussia Dortmund by 1-3 to put with 12 of 12 points. The Dutch already are team of eighth of final and the normal is that they finish happening as first of group.

The triumph of this team is the triumph of the good football and of the philosophy that implemented Johan Cruyffin the Dutch group and in the FC Barcelona does a lot of years. Have Hag keeps the 'cruyffismo' alive, as it tries to do Pep Guardiola in the Manchester City. It does not be necessary to forget that the míster of the picture of Holland was disciple of the Catalan in the Bayern of Munich, by what always has had very clear what walk wanted to take.

Also it is necessary to remember that Xavi Hernández, that seems that it will be the next trainer of the Barça, also saw to Pep work several years in the Camp Nou and learnt all what could of him. The To the-Sadd of the egarense is pure cruyffismo and he always has left clear that his team will play to attack, to have the ball and to do the best possible football. The one of Terrassa wants to keep live the philosophy that learnt in the Masia and also with Guardiola, and goes to 'die' with these ideas.

It is by all this by what the Barça that begin to create the ex midfield player if it finish arriving, would have to look in the mirror of the Ajax. Without Leo Messi, Luis Suárez, Andrés Iniesta or Neymar Jr, the Barcelona has remained orphan of 'cracks' world-wide. Ronald Koeman always used the excuse of the fault of quality, experience and resources of the staff to justify the bad game, the defeats and the dramatic situation of the club. However, the Dutch picture leaves clear this campaign that do not do lacking world-wide stars to play well, compete and even win.

The Ajax triumphs because his model is above the names

Have Hag carries years working with the philosophy of the possession and the offensive football above all else, and now, the same that in 2019, this is giving him fruits. The veteran Dusan Tadic, the 'killer' Haller, the promising Antony, the aguerrido Lisandro Martínez or Gravenverch, one of the big jewels of Holada, are carrying to the 'ajacied' to the highest in Europe and this course go to try put to the Dutch between the best.

For real they are better Tadic, Antony, Lisandro, Gravenverch that Ansu Fati, Memphis Depay, Ronald Araújo and Frenkie of Jong? And what happens with Pedri, Sergio Busquets, Nico González, Ousmane Dembélé or Gavi? The Ajax has showed that it does not do lacking to have big names to play well because the model is above all else. This is what did not understand Koeman and is by what to the culés has gone them so bad this time.

Although to the Barcelona was missing him some megaestrella after the course of Messi, has youngsters very promising, veterans of a lot of level and especially has a big variety of footballers that know and can play this good football that is asking the barcelonismo. Xavi knows it and therefore it is the big hope of the Barça of face to this season and also of face to which are for coming. The Barça has to recover his signals of identity and the egarense will arrive to do this possible.

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