PLAYER RATINGS | Napoli 4-2 Ajax

Ajax’s Champions League fate was all but sealed in Naples with them being beaten 4-2 by their Italian opponents on another disappointing night.

Here’s how we think each player did individually…

Remko Pasveer, 6 – Couldn’t do much about any one of the goals and made one good save.

Jorge Sanchez, 4 – His first start for Ajax couldn’t have gone much worse with Khvicha Kvaratskhelia tearing him apart all night.

Jurrien Timber, 6 – Was comfortably Ajax’s best defender and was unlucky to give away a penalty.

Daley Blind, 4 – Didn’t do much wrong and was good on the ball between the first and last goal, but caused the first by losing his man and caused the last by losing the ball. They were two mistakes that cost his team dearly.

Calvin Bassey, 5 – Didn’t look comfortable at full-back, being beaten a number of times and having to resort to fouling his opponents. He was better going forward, getting a good assist.

Edson Alvarez, 4 – A really poor night for the Mexican, who gave away the ball a number of times with some bad touches.

Davy Klaassen, 5 – As is often the case with Klaassen, he got a goal but did nothing else.

Kenneth Taylor, 5 – Was one of Ajax’s only players able to trouble Napoli in the first half and won most of his duels, but wasn’t as controlling as he needs to be in his role.

Steven Berghuis, 6 – Did everything he could to get his team back into the game, taking some good shots and making some good passes.

Mohammed Kudus, 3 – The only things of note Kudus did during his time on the pitch were get caught offside and lose the ball in good areas. He’s not a striker, and that was made abundantly clear tonight.

Steven Bergwijn, 7 – Ajax’s best player, causing Napoli some problems with his dribbling and scoring a penalty.


Youri Baas, 5

Florian Grillitsch, 5

Brian Brobbey, 6

Lucas Ocampos, N/A

Francisco Conceicao, N/A

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