One of the biggest concerns facing Celtic nowadays is the Champions League becoming more closed off to smaller leagues and being dwarfed by the ‘big five’.
There have been moves to try and shut smaller leagues altogether while making Celtic and the likes of Ajax jump through Hoops (no pun intended) to get to the premier competition.
Ajax chief executive Van der Sar has watched his side last past Real Madrid to reach the quarter-final and the Dutch legend has confirmed he has been in talks with Celtic’s chief Peter Lawwell to try and ensure some sort of passageway for clubs in perceived. ‘smaller leagues’.
Ajax’ win in the Champions League against Madrid should be what the cup is all about, not millionaires fighting it out for the trophy but the underdogs taking the game. Celtic vs Barcelona back in 2012 also a perfect example.
Speaking about the talks, Edwin was clear on what they wanted to do.