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Jordan Henderson fires back at Dutch reporter's questioning after Ajax draw, he was not happy

Jordan Henderson fires back at Dutch reporter's questioning after Ajax draw, he was not happy

There was plenty of tension involved.

Jordan Henderson was left less than impressed with a Dutch reporter's line of questioning after Ajax drew 2-2 with Fortuna Sittard.

Henderson was speaking at the end of his fifth Eredivisie game in Ajax colours after his surprise decision to depart Saudi Pro League side Al Ettifaq in January.

The 33-year-old has won only one of those games, although has been entrusted with a senior leadership role as he looks to guide Ajax back up the Eredivisie standings after a tough first half of the season.


After the 2-2 draw with Sittard, Henderson - who provided an assist in the game - spoke to ESPN to give his thoughts on the game.

If the England international was hoping for an easy question to kickstart the interview, he wasn't going to get it.

The interviewer immediately asked him whether it was Ajax's worst performance since he arrived at the club - and whether it was his worst performance individually.

Henderson, who was clearly taken aback by the line of questioning, laughed before firing back: "No, because we didn't lose. As you just asked us before the cameras came on.

"It's always worse when you lose the game, yeah.

"We knew this was going to be tough, but sometimes when you're not playing well, it's good that you don't lose."

Henderson was then quizzed on whether Ajax passed the ball sideways too often, instead of forwards.

He said: "Well, we'll have to analyse the game back. In possession, we could have been better. We could have penetrated more, if that's what you mean.

"But we could have created more chances, we didn't really create until 2-1 down and then we started pushing on.

"Overall, you're right, the performance could have been a lot better, should have been better. But like I said, when you're not performing well, you keep going right until the end and we didn't lose."

When the reporter asked whether he could describe the display as a 'poor performance', Henderson bluntly responded: "You can call it what you want."

You can watch the tense full exchange below.

Henderson and Ajax are next in action on Thursday evening, when they travel to Villa Park to take on Aston Villa for the second leg of their Europa Conference League last 16 clash.

The first leg ended 0-0 after a game which saw a combined total of just three shots on target from the two teams.

Featured Image Credit: ESPN

Topics: Jordan Henderson, Ajax, Eredivisie, Football