Oct 22, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Celtic Park
Celtic
2-1
Ajax
Forrest (45'), Kayal (54')
van Dijk (44')
Biton (89')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Schone (90')
Veltman (43'), Poulsen (44')

Frank de Boer: 'The best team lost'

De Boer: 'The best team lost'
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Frank de Boer claims that his Ajax team deserved all three points in the 2-1 defeat to Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Ajax coach Frank de Boer believes that his team were deserving of victory in the 2-1 defeat to Celtic in the Champions League.

The Dutch champions were undone by goals from James Forrest and Biram Kayal, before Lasse Schone bagged a consolation in the closing stages.

However, the 43-year-old claims that the scoreline did not accurately reflect the performance of his side.

"In football, the best team does not always win," he told NOS

"If you compare the chances of both teams, then we should have won tonight. We created some real chances and they did not."

The defeat leaves De Boer's charges bottom of Group H with slim hopes of progressing to the latter stages of the competition.

Ajax host the Scottish giants in Amsterdam in two weeks, before welcoming Barcelona to the Dutch capital on November 26.

James Forrest of Celtic is congratulated by teammate Virgil van Dijk of Celtic after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between Celtic and Ajax at Celtic Park Stadium on October 22, 2013
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