Arne Slot wasn’t surprised by Napoli’s 6-1 demolition of Ajax

Feyenoord manager Arne Slot says he wasn’t surprised to see Napoli beat Ajax 6-1 in Amsterdam.

After taking the lead in their third Champions League match, the Eredivisie champions were destroyed by their Italian opponents, conceding six goals without reply.

It was a shock result to many who believed the Dutch side were around the same level as Napoli and good enough to get a draw at the least.

Watching it unfold though, Slot wasn’t surprised as he knew how good the Serie A team were, and enjoyed watching them play.

“As a fan, you naturally watch Ajax – Napoli,” the Feyenoord manager said.

“Whether I was shocked? Then you would not realize what Napoli has shown in recent weeks and months. I was very impressed with Napoli.”

“I liked them on the ball, but I especially enjoyed their intensity and pace without the ball.”

Many Ajax fans would like Slot himself to replace Alfred Schreuder, but it’s highly unlikely he’d make such a move.


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