Arsene critical of 'negative' Ajax tactics

Last updated : 26 February 2003 By Chris Parry
He said after the game: "We had a lot of the game in the first half and as long as we didn't score they didn't come out. They have a tradition of playing, but tonight they had a very negative attitude.

"The second half was more difficult physically for us and the game became a bit flat, but we tried and they were really very tight at the back. Sometimes you score two, three or four goals and sometimes none."

Too true. Thankfully though, Ajax failed to get on the scoresheet as well, otherwise this trip could have been very costly.