Almere City coach Ole Tobiasen does not think that his fellow countrymen from FC Midtjylland will cause problems for Ajax. However, the six-time international of Denmark is curious about the contribution of Pione Sisto.
During the first confrontation in Herning, Ajax ran out to a lightning-fast 0-2 lead, but eventually won by hanging and strangling with 1-2. That was not really necessary, says Tobiasen. “The difference in quality between the teams is too big and there will be no underestimation at Ajax. I therefore expect Ajax to win very easily”, he told Algemeen Dagblad.
The former defender believes that ‘not one Midtjylland player is of Ajax level’, but explains Sisto. The winger once played in the spotlight at Ajax, eventually left for Celta de Vigo and has been back in Denmark since September. “I would like to see him in the shirt of Ajax”, said Tobiasen. “See if, just like now at Midtjylland, he can also assert himself weekly. I really think that he comes into his own when, like at Ajax, he has many good footballers around him.”
Ajax and FC Midtjylland kick off Wednesday at 9 p.m. in Amsterdam. Erik ten Hag’s team has collected four points in his first three Champions League matches, the opponent from Denmark is still at zero.