Rafael van der Vaart: Ajax “should be ashamed” of their Champions League performances

Rafael van der Vaart says that Ajax should be ashamed of how they performed in the Champions League this season and specifically how they compared to Napoli.

The Dutch club were handed a tough group, being drawn alongside Napoli and Liverpool, and weren’t able to survive it, losing twice to both clubs.

They did at least finish third and secure a spot in the Europa League thanks to two wins over Rangers, but given how much money they spent in the summer, Van der Vaart says his former club should be ashamed of how they performed in the competition.

“I did not expect that it would be such a big difference with Napoli,” he said on Ziggo Sport.

“In the end, the maximum achievable is the Europa League, you should never be satisfied with that.

“If you do invest so much money, a bit more could have been done. 1-6 and 4-2, they should be ashamed of that.”

GBeNeFN | Finley Crebolder

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