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Jordan Henderson praises Ajax’s ‘really special’ debut in their draw against PSV

Jordan Henderson’s debut for Ajax Amsterdam was nothing short of impressive. The 33-year-old former Liverpool captain competed the full 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw against unbeaten leaders PSV Eindhoven in the Dutch league. Notably, England manager Gareth Southgate was in attendance to witness Henderson’s debut at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

Henderson expressed his excitement and gratitude after the game, describing the atmosphere as “incredible” and the experience as “special.” Despite the tough competition from PSV, Henderson felt that Ajax had opportunities to win the game. He also acknowledged that there is still room for improvement in his performance with Ajax, but expressed privilege and honor in representing the club.

Despite the controversy surrounding his move to Saudi Arabia’s Al Ettifaq, Henderson continued to be selected for England and confirmed that he wasn’t aware of Southgate’s presence at the game. Overall, Henderson’s debut for Ajax was a remarkable addition to his career, and his ability to seamlessly transition into the team’s midfield was evident.
Jordan Henderson made his Ajax Amsterdam debut on Saturday, competing the full 90 minutes as they held unbeaten leaders PSV Eindhoven to a 1-1 draw in the Dutch league. The England manager Gareth Southgate watched from the stands at the Johan Cruyff Arena as the 33-year-old former Liverpool captain, signed last month from Saudi club Al Ettifaq, received a rousing welcome and looked comfortable in the Ajax midfield.

After the match, Henderson shared his thoughts with ESPN, stating, “It was a very good game. The atmosphere was incredible. Obviously it was a special day for me and my family. To represent this football club for the first time. That was special. And to play in this stadium was really special.”

Although PSV have an amazing team, they’ve been unbeaten all season,” Henderson added. “But I thought we had some good chances to win the game towards the end. But unfortunately we couldn’t find the back of the net.” PSV have won 18 of their 20 games this season, drawing the other two and have a 13-point lead over second-placed Feyenoord who play on Sunday.

Henderson expressed his enthusiasm for his first appearance for Dutch giants Ajax, stating “I think there’s still a lot to improve on, but it’s been a privilege and an honor to play for this club. Unfortunately we couldn’t finish it in the end, but we’ve got a point to move on from.”

Even after his controversial move to Saudi Arabia, Henderson continued to be selected for England, despite opposition from some supporters. Henderson stated that he was not aware Southgate would be in attendance on Saturday and added, “Hopefully he picked a good game and he enjoyed the game.”

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