Ajax forward Steven Bergwijn, who moved to the Dutch club from Tottenham, has insisted he doesn’t think Brighton were worth their win or particularly dangerous in their clash in the Europa League.
The forward has been speaking to Algemeen Dagblad after the Dutch giants suffered their latest defeat of the season at the hands of Roberto de Zerbi’s side.
Brighton ran out 2-0 winners in Group B on Thursday, with goals from Ansu Fati and Simon Adingra securing all three points and ensuring another miserable evening for Ajax.
The game was a much more even one than their previous meeting earlier this season, with the two sides sharing the same number of shots, shots on goal and Ajax even slightly winning out when it came to possession.
It was another example of their ability to score goals against any opponent, although it seems Bergwijn wasn’t overly impressed by what he saw.
“Those two moments were decisive,” he said.
“I don’t think Brighton was very dangerous and we deserved a goal. There is a good feeling within the group. The trainer creates a good atmosphere. You can see that in recent matches. Only this time we cannot convert it into a result.
“I always hope to hibernate in the Europa League. As long as we can still play for something, we keep hope.”
Bergwijn is under a lot of pressure at the moment and has been really since he arrived from Spurs. With Ajax paying a relatively high fee to Tottenham, a leadership role has been expected since day one.