Re: UEFA Champions/Europa League 2012-13 Thread
Just watched a post-match interview with Mancini. He says he didn't prepare the team well, he didn't look at the Ajax players well enough beforehand, which I thought meant that he basically thought Ajax was going to be a walk over and didn't feel the need to even look at the Ajax players for threats. But then he got asked if he underestimated Ajax and he said no, they prepared wrong because they prepared for a different tactic by Ajax. To sum up; De Boer tactically surprised Mancini, and he couldn't prepare the damage. Baffling for such a big club with loads of scouts/coaches.