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Alfred Schreuder claims Liverpool and Napoli are too good for Ajax

Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder has claimed that his side cannot compete with Champions League group members Liverpool and Napoli.

Schreuder took over the reins in the summer after Erik ten Hag joined Manchester United.

However, the former Club Brugge boss has largely struggled this season, failing to register any victories in the last four games, including last night’s humiliation against Napoli.

The Partenopei battered the Eredivisie giants 6-1 at Johan Cruyff Arena, and Schreuder’s position has come under scrutiny.

The former Barcelona assistant coach reflected on the home defeat, claiming that Ajax aren’t as competent as their main rivals in Group A.

Schreuder said (h/t Voetbal International): “1-6 seems flattering, but I did think Napoli was much better. They had a very good day and we had a very bad day. You saw that today.

“If you look at Napoli and Liverpool, you’ll see that they’re a size too big for us. That much is clear. I think we’re not good enough as a team at the moment. I can say who has been sold, but that’s not the point.”

After winning the first game against Rangers, the Dutch Champions have suffered consecutive defeats against the Merseysiders and the Partenopei.


Their chances of progressing to the round of 16 are bleak, and they will have to turn their fortunes around quickly to avoid dropping into Europa League.

Ajax will face the Neapolitans in the reverse fixture next week at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.

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