Draakon Posted August 9, 2022 Author Share Posted August 9, 2022 Competitions Winning the league is expected of Ajax in every season and while it didn’t look like that in Winter, we secured the title in May. The board expects us to win the cup in every other season - we failed in this year and combined with our second position in the league my monthly manager reviews didn’t look so positive for a while, but fortunately our successful Champions League campaign (reaching to quarter finals counts as success in my book) kept my reputation high. Feyenoord ultimately missed out on silverware, as they lost against FC Twente in the KNVB Beker final (with penalties after goalless 90 minutes and extra time). Liverpool won the Champions League final - Kylian Mbappe has been wonderful for them, scoring the winner in the final, but also collecting 20 goals (!) in 13 games during this Champions League campaign. Players Because the league campaign was more tense than usual and we had to fight for every single point, I couldn’t rotate the team as much as I would have liked to do and probably some youngsters got less chances to impress than they could have had. In the end our season stats looked like this. In goal scoring we relied overly on Sebastien Haller, but the striker carried us well. The rest of the attacking squad had a mixed season - good periods followed by dips in form - and I tried to pick the team according to who was performing the best. It was the last season in the club for Dušan Tadic and Kik Pierie and in the second half of the season they were selected less frequently to start the transition period for the next season. Club Awards Eredivisie Awards We swept the award table this season - Jay Gorter was selected as the goalkeeper of the year. 22 goals from Sebastien Haller gave him the top goalscorer award. Olivier Aertssen had the highest average rating and he won the golden boot and our three youngsters were selected as the best youngsters in the league. I was voted for the manager’s manager of the season and pleased the board with the recognition. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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