Van Persie says Ajax are favorites against Spurs

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Robin van Persie of Fenerbahce applauds the fans following the final whistle during the UEFA Europa League Group A match between Manchester United FC and Fenerbahce SK at Old Trafford on October 20, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Robin van Persie of Fenerbahce applauds the fans following the final whistle during the UEFA Europa League Group A match between Manchester United FC and Fenerbahce SK at Old Trafford on October 20, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The Feyenoord footballer believes Ajax has what it takes to win against Tottenham Hotspur and play in the UEFA Champions League Final.

Robin van Persie played twice in the English Premier League: from 2004 to 2012 for Arsenal, and from 2012 to 2015 for Manchester United.

And the Dutch international knows how difficult English teams can be, but he also knows Dutch Eredivisie side Ajax can compete against them.

Which is why he believes that the outcome of the UEFA Champions League Semifinal between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur will be positive for the Dutch team.

“That worked out that afternoon. Everything clicked,” he remembers earlier this season when Feyenoord defeated Ajax as told by 101 Great Goals.

“Yes, we beat Ajax 6-2. So we would beat Juventus 11-2 [laughs].”

He added: “And yes, Spurs will now of course view the images of our match against Ajax.

“I missed most of Ajax against Juve. I was at the Najib Amhali show. But I did watch Spurs against City. That was better than a fantastic film.”

Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt still unsure of his future

Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt conceded his future is still far from resolved despite the many big clubs that are set to compete for his signature.

“Ajax is now a favorite because Spurs plays without Harry Kane,” he said.

“I want to take a year off first. I’ll go watch my daughter’s horseback riding and my son’s football.”

“Maybe I will do television work in the Netherlands or England. Maybe not,” the soon-to-be-retired footballer concluded.

Ajax is set to visit the Spurs on the Semifinal’s first leg on Tuesday, April 30th, the second leg will be played in the Netherlands on May 8th.

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