De Jong: I think it was more difficult against Real Madrid

The Ajax midfielder spoke after knocking Juve out of Europe

De Jong, feliz tras eliminar a la Juventus
De Jong, feliz tras eliminar a la Juventus | EFE

Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong said after knocking Juventus out of the Champions League that it was easier to beat the Italians than Real Madrid. 

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"I don't know if it was the best game of our lives, but it was impressive," the Dutch international said after Matthijs de Ligt's goal earned a 3-2 aggregate win in Turin. 

"I think it was more difficult in Madrid, because they went into the second leg with an advantage [a 2-1 win in Amsterdam]." 

Despite putting a lot of relevance on the win at the Bernabeu, De Jong highlighted Ajax's planning for the two games against Juve. 

"Juve are a really strong team," he added. "We knew it would be difficult but we demonstrated what we are about, especially in the second half.

"The coach [Ten Haag] told us to do the same as always: press high, try to keep possession. It's what we always try."

De Jong's in his final season at Ajax. In the summer, he will join Barcelona in a deal worth an initial 75 million euros. 

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