Ajax coach Ten Hag is furious with VAR after Chelsea’s comeback draw versus the Dutch team.
Speaking afterwards, head coach Ten Hag told reporters: “Angry. Am I angry? I am more disappointed. Disappointed in the resulted. But also, proud the way we played, with 11 men but also with nine men.”
Asked if Ajax lost points because of VAR, Ten Hag – who has been linked to the Bayern Munich vacancy following Niko Kovac’s departure – replied: “Yes. I think so. Also in Amsterdam [a 1-0 loss to Chelsea] two crucial moments they got wrong, and also tonight the VAR is wrong.”
“Tonight, that is football, you have to accept it,” Ten Hag added. “How hard it might be. The positive thing you can take from this game is that we played great.
“But the decisions of the referee and VAR cannot be reversed. But we have been punished very harsh tonight.”
“They executed the plan perfectly,” Ten Hag said. “We are still top of the group. How hard it is to accept this result, we must look forward. We have all to play for and we must continue. I’m happy with the development from the team.”