Ghanaian forward, Brian Brobbey says the Dutch giants were better than AS Roma in their Europa League 1-1 draw on Thursday night in Rome despite failing to secure qualification to the semis of the competition.
The youngster came from the bench to score in the 49th minute of the match, three minutes after his introduction to the match to give the visitors hope.
The powerful and strong striker, full of speed went through the defense of the Italian team with ease after Perr Schuurs sent a through ball over the top of the defense for the Ghanaian to lop the beautifully over the head of the goalkeeper to break the deadlock of the match.
Ajax scored again through skipper, Dusan Tadic but his goal was chalked off following a VAR reveal to keep the score at 1-0.
Thirteen minutes to full, Roma were awarded a penalty kick and striker, Eden Dzeko stepped up to convert to draw the Rome side level in the tier and 3-1 on aggregate after their 2-1 first led win in the Netherlands.
Brobbey’s third Europa League goal, however, was not enough as Ajax crushed out of the competition despite being the better side in both tiers.
“We were the better team during the match, we created chances but didn’t convert. We [actually] played well in both games, but we missed so many chances. Yes, very frustrating,” Brian Brobbey told RTL after the game.
“Yes, we dominated twice, but still we’re out of the competition. It’s an awful feeling, but we can be proud also. We’re moving in the right direction, as a team but also the individual players. Some players are developing really well.” Ajax manager Erik ten Hag also told ESPNL
Brian Brobbey will join German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig at the end of the ongoing season.