De Boer: We can cause Barca problems

Ajax boss Frank De Boer has claimed that his side can ‘create problems’ for Barcelona tomorrow evening.

The Dutch side play the Blaugrana in the Champions League on Wednesday, but even though the Coach has admitted that it will be tough, he is sure that his men can create some chances at Camp Nou.

“It's not nice if everyone thinks Barcelona will win, it means they don't think we're at our best,” he told a Press conference.

“The pressure is huge, but I am sure we can create problems for Barcelona. We know they're a good team, but we will be faithful to our style, that's the important thing. We can't create problems for ourselves.

“The level of Barcelona is very good, but the result is the most important thing. In other Champions League editions we got good results against Milan, for example. We will try to stop Neymar and Messi from feeling comfortable. We need our players to be at their best.

“I have watched all the Barcelona matches, they have tremendous quality. Ninety per cent of the players have been at the club for many years now, except Neymar. Neymar has to adapt to the team and the team to Neymar. Neymar and Messi always create dangerous situations. Barcelona are a very good team.

“I have never thought about playing like Celtic because we don't have the same players. We might be punished for that. We will try to stick to our style because it's what we know best. To follow Celtic's style is too complicated. Sometimes we will be under huge pressure and that happens to all clubs who play here. We have to put pressure on Barcelona and stick to our style.”

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