Matthijs de Ligt
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - DECEMBER 12: Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax reacts after the match during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Ajax and FC Bayern Muenchen at Johan Cruyff Arena on December 12, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

De Ligt claims he would rather play with his Ajax teammates than with arguably the two greatest football players to have ever lived.

Matthijs de Ligt, 19, spoke to SkySport Italia about his future, saying he wants to stay at Ajax. Asked about whether he would rather play alongside Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, Matthijs de Ligt said: “I’d prefer to play with Ziyech at Ajax,” according to Goal.

“Juventus? I don’t think about the market right now,” De Ligt said. “Italy is a wonderful country to play football, but at the moment I am fully focused on the present.

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“I’m not thinking about the possibility to leave Ajax and I’m not thinking about in which league I can play in the future.”

Ajax will face Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals stage, and De Ligt says the Dutch club can defeat the Spanish giants.

“It will be a very difficult match against the best team in the world, but we are confident,” De Ligt said. “We can beat Real Madrid showing our qualities to the whole world.”