I still can’t believe what happened yesterday. I woke up this morning and thought that I had a beautiful dream last night. But it’s not a dream. It’s reality. Ajax are champions of Holland. For the 30th time in their history. It’s actually too good to be true. When I watch videos of the boys celebrating it feels unreal. It’s a dream that came true.

There are no words for what happened yesterday in the Amsterdam ArenA. The stadium erupted like a volcano after the final whistle. Thousands and thousands of voices were like lava running down to the pitch. The atmosphere was electric, from start to finish. Probably the best ever in the 15 years the ArenA is Ajax’s clubhouse. The boys played their best game of the season. At the moment they had to stand there, they did. That’s what defines champions. The starting line-up had an average age of 22. With 9 players from the academy. And they outclassed FC Twente. FC Twente who are older and more experienced. Who only needed a draw to prolong the title. Not even for a second they had a chance to win yesterday. With the support of 50.000 people in full voice, 90 minutes long, there was only one team that was going to win: Ajax. The hunger of the players and the fans for the  league title was bigger than anything else. I am so fucking proud.

From kick off to final whistle the boys in red and white fought for it. The pitch was theirs, the ArenA was theirs, the title was theirs. They played like Ajax have to play every time. With courage, no fear, lots of pressure and an attacking style. Goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer who proved once again with a few saves that he is the one to replace Maarten Stekelenburg and no one else. Gregory van der Wiel who hadn’t had his best season but saved the best for last. Toby Alderweireld who showed once again he’s gonna be a great defender. Jan Vertonghen. Where to start? Jan Vertonghen is the rock in Ajax’s defense. The rock in this team. He was absolutely superb yesterday. Defending without any fear. Captain, leader, legend. Nicolai Boilesen, who played only his 6th game for Ajax 1 yesterday but did it like he’s doing it for years. Only 19 years old. I think Bryan Ruiz knows his name now. Vurnon Anita. A little man but a strong holding midfielder. Demy de Zeeuw. His season wasn’t his best with suffering a lot from Caraces’ kick in the semi final of the World Cup. But today he showed everyone why he should play every game. Pressuring, going forward and winning back balls. Christian Eriksen. Got three words for this young Dane: what a talent! His pass for Siem de Jong’s 3-1 was delicious. Lorenzo Ebecilio, it wasn’t his best game yesterday but he never gave up fighting like he always does. Miralem Sulejmani hadn’t had his best game either but under Frank de Boer he’s like a new born. He is finally showing his class. And last but not least, Siem de Jong. Hero of the day with two goals. One after a perfect cross from Gregory van der Wiel and the second after that scrumptylicious pass.

The first championship in 7 years. Seven years of waiting and longing for that 30th league title. Seven years of pain, desire and tears. Losing it in 2007 on just a one-goal difference. Losing it last year on just one point. The pain, the anger, the sorrow. It’s all forgiven and forgotten after yesterday. We finally have 3 stars above our crest. We finally are the best again. We won’t look back anymore. A new era with Johan Cruyff is about to start. With Frank de Boer leading the ship. Frank de Boer, who celebrated his 41th birthday yesterday, receiving the best present he could wish for. Only six months in charge and he did what Henk ten Cate, Adrie Koster, Marco van Basten and Martin Jol couldn’t. Frank de Boer gave us Ajax back. Ajax won the title yesterday playing in their football philosophy. 4-3-3 with high pressuring and attacking football. That’s how we want to see it.

I can’t say Ajax played a good season. They didn’t. It was a season that had everything in it. But with the best ending possible. It’s probably symbolic that the shield has dents in it. Jan Vertonghen and Maarten Stekelenburg did a ‘Ramos’ and dropped it from the bus. The celebration on the Museumplein with 100.000-150.000 ecstatic Ajax fans was something the players and the people who were there will never forget.

I am still over the moon and I will be for at least a week. It still feels unreal but oh what is this a fantastic feeling. It’s probably even better because we had to wait for it so many years. This is better than the title in 1999. Better than the title in 2002. Better than the title in 2004. It’s probably the best that happened since the Champions League victory in 1995. That’s how important it is. It was one of the most exciting showdowns in the Eredivisie ever. It never happened before that the two teams who could win the league faced each other in the final fixture. It happened yesterday and I can say: I was there.

Wij zijn Ajax, wij zijn de beste!

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