🇳🇱 Ajax celebrate with joyous fans after victory over AZ Alkmaar

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Seamus Leonard

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Matchwinner Davy Klaassen expressed his delight that some 7,500 Ajax fans were present to witness their side all but wrap up the Eredivisie title.

Klaassen scored both goals against AZ Alkmaar at the Johan Cruyff Arena to give Ajax a 12-point advantage over PSV with just four games to play.

Ajax 2
AZ 0
Full time

That means that Ajax would have to lose all their remaining games and their Eindhoven rivals would need to win all theirs.

Even after that, Ajax would need to contrive a way to give up a whopping 33 goal difference advantage.

“What a relief,” Klaassen told reporters after Sunday’s game, per De Telegraaf.

“We have missed our supporters. Even after a good match, there was always nothing to celebrate.

“Now we could finally let go. I hope they will be back next week. Aren’t we going to relax?”

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The 28-year-old returned to the Amsterdam club last October after spending time in England and Germany.

And the success he is enjoying with Erik ten Hag’s side has justified the midfielder’s decision.

“I came back for this,” he said.

“I have never regretted my time at Everton and Werder Bremen. But it is fun to play for prizes. I think we have shown that we are the best in the Netherlands. Last week we also won the [KNVB] cup.”

A draw at home to Emmen next Sunday would see Ajax secure their 35th national championship.