AFC Ajax’s Frank de Boer disappointed after losing KNVB beker Cup final against FC Twente Enschede

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AFC Ajax’s Frank de Boer disappointed after losing KNVB beker Cup final against Enschede
Frank de Boer, Ajax Amsterdam manager, was utterly disappointed with his side’s narrow defeat in the KNVB beker Cup final at the hands of FC Twente Enschede at the De Kuip Stadion on Sunday, May 8. The Amsterdammers lost the final 3-2 in the extra-time despite
leading 2-0 for a major part of the first-half.
The 40-year-old tactician expressed his frustration and admitted that his side missed many opportunities to wrap up the match in 90 minutes of regular time. Moreover, he expressed that his side was unlucky as the posts came to Twente’s rescue on a couple
of occasions. Nonetheless, Boer has every right to remain confident of his side’s chances of lifting the Eredivisie title.
Boer said, “I am very disappointed as we deserved to win the game. We dominated the whole match and had many opportunities and also hit the frame of the goal once.”
Ajax are currently placed second in the league table, a solitary point behind the league leaders, FC Twente. The two sides are set to lock horns at Amsterdam Arena in a title deciding encounter on Sunday, May 15.
Talking about the final, Boer said, “We are going to take it easy this week and then prepare for the real final. We will try to win it [the championship] next week, although I wanted to win both.”
Ajax started the match impressively and broke the deadlock in the 19th
minute through Lorenzo Ebecilio made it 2-0 for the Amsterdammers in the 40th minute, firing a right-footed shot into the back of the net.
The game seemed over already with the Amsterdammers boasting a two-goal lead, but created an impressive before Brama found the back of the net. The two teams went in at the interval with the score line reading 2-1 in Ajax’s favour.
Following the restart, De Jong was involved yet again in an impressive move that led to the Tukkers levelling the scoring in the 56th minute through
Ebecilio came close to finding a winner in the 70th minute when he powered a strike from 20-yards out, beating the Tukkers goalkeeper, but the ball hit the post before going out for a goal kick.
The match then headed into extra-time and a penalty shootout seemed inevitable., however, had other ideas. Janssen’s free-kick from the right found the Austrian who made no mistake in heading the ball into the back of the net, giving the Tukkers
a well-deserved 3-2 lead. Ajax tried to find an equaliser but failed to create any further openings and Twente emerged victorious at the final whistle.
In spite of Ajax losing the match, Boer is confident that his men will emerge victorious against the Tukkers in front of their home crowd and lift the Eredivisie title. 



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