The young ball collector obviously did not appreciate seeing the young defender trying to buy time.
Ajax Amsterdam has undoubtedly said goodbye to the last four of the Europa League. Blame it on his loss conceded at home againstAS Roma (1-2), Thursday, in the first leg of the quarter-finals. A setback that generated some frustration in the Amsterdam ranks.
Evidenced by the bad gesture of a ball collector in the last moments of the meeting. While we were playing extra time, the young boy did not hesitate to send the ball violently to the chest of Riccardo Calafiori, suspected of wanting to save time by going for a ball farther away.
A gesture that was obviously not to the taste of the young Italian defender, who did not hesitate to go and ask the ball collector for explanations. What earn him a yellow card. The Roman player, however, did not hold it against the young Dutchman, ensuring that he understood his reaction.
“Luckily, I remained calm. I would get annoyed also if the other team is trying to buy time like that. I can’t say I respect him, but I understand why he did it… ”
– weTalk Ajax (@ajax_talk) April 8, 2021