Bojan Krkic has promised that Ajax will not change their style of play, as he muses on facing former side Barcelona this week.
The young forward is out on loan with the Dutch club for the season and is in contention to feature against his parent club this Wednesday at the Camp Nou, in the opening matchday of the Champions League group stage.
“I am not feeling nervous,” stated Bojan in conversation with Mundo Deportivo today.
“These last few days I have thought more about the important game with Zwolle, who were not leading the Dutch League by chance, and now I am focusing more on Barca.
“The truth is that I am looking forward to the game, but like it is with all the big games. I returned also last year [with Milan].
“Facing [former sides] Barca and Milan doesn’t make me glad nor does it bother me. I was watching the draw and I had not even considered that we could end up in that group.
“But I have taken it very positively. In the end, they are tough opponents, but also attractive, and I am very excited to begin the competition.”
Bojan was asked if Ajax are approaching this Wednesday looking to pick up some points.
“We cannot think otherwise. It is clear that Barca are the best team in the world, with the best players in the world, but we can only achieve something if we are convinced that we can. We can only think about giving our best.
“We certainly won’t change tactics, but the game and the might of Barcelona means that you sometimes unconsciously tighten up on the field.
“We will do what we know how to do, playing from the back and pressurising when we lose the ball. If we change something, then it will be in the details.”
The 23-year-old is working in the Netherlands after two indifferent seasons in Italy, with Roma and Milan.
“Do I regret going to Italy? No. On the contrary. Every time I make a decision it is because I believe it is best for me.
“And once taken, I give my all and learn as much as possible. The football practiced in Italy is not the best for me, but I enjoyed being with two great clubs.
“I’ve matured as a player and as a person, I have improved tactically, I have met interesting people…I am very pleased with these two years in Rome and Milan.
“Why Ajax now? They had many attractions. They are a great club and have great fans, but mostly the strongest attraction for me and what gave me the incentive was that they are contesting in the Champions League.”