Justin Kluivert has insisted that he does not regret leaving Ajax for Roma last summer. “I touched the quarter-finals here…”

Kluivert came through Ajax’s youth set-up with many of the players who knocked Juventus out of the Champions League on Tuesday evening, but the winger maintains he was right to abandon ship.

“It’s wonderful to see Ajax performing in the Champions League,” the winger told Algemeen Dagblad.

“I’m very happy for my former teammates and I wish them all the best. It’s easy to say that I could’ve been there too, but I touched the quarter-finals here at Roma. I took a certain path and I have no regrets.

“Living alone in a new country and testing myself in another League has made me stronger and taught me a lot.

“In Serie A every team are well prepared tactically. For example, it was even a battle against Chievo who are bottom.

“At Ajax, on the other hand, we won almost all our matches in the first half.”

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