Amsterdam giants Ajax lost important players such as Urby Emanuelson and Luis Suarez in the winter transfer window, but defender Jan Vertonghen is still confident his side can win the Eredivisie title.
"Obviously, players such as Suarez and Emanuelson were players who were a guarantee for a number of goals and assists. Additionally, they were quite popular within the team. However, with their departure, other players will get the chance to prove their worth," said Vertonghen to De Telegraaf.
"And the big advantage of the formation Frank de Boer uses is that we're not over-reliant on Suarez. We still have plenty of quality left and there's absolutely no reason to act negative.
"I'm still confident that we have what it takes to win the league title. We have yet to play against Twente and PSV for the second time this season. And they have met each other only once as well. I'm desperate to win the Eredivisie title and I'm confident that we can achieve this, also without Urby and Luis."
Ajax currently sit third in the Eredivisie table, trailing table toppers PSV by six points.