De Ligt confident of title success

Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt believes the Amsterdam giants have what it takes to beat overtake Feyenoord in a sensational run-in for the Eredivisie title.

De Stadionclub were runaway leaders if the Dutch top flight for most of the season, but Peter Bosz' side have bridged the gap to just a single point with three games remaining.

And following De Godenzonen's 5-1 thrashing of Heerenveen, De Ligt revelled in their display having initially gone a goal down after just eight minutes.

"We did not start well today. We presented Heerenveen with a lot of chances and we could not manage to get a hold of them hence why we went 1-0 down. But I do believe that we deserved to win the game," the 17-year-old said after the match.

"It's difficult to explain after the euphoria of our win against FC Schalke 04 during the week and then our sluggish start today but these things happen in football. 

'The most important thing when such a thing happens is that you show character and manage to turn it around which we managed to do today.

"I felt that the game was won after the 4-1 and the penalty from Kasper Dolberg. I am also happy with my goal too. It was great insight from Kasper to set me up.

"We believe that we can catch Feyenoord. We are entering the last few games of the season where the pressure will show. It will be interesting to see how Feyenoord deal with it. We have to win all of our remaining games and hope that they drop points."