Barcelona sealed their place in the Champions League’s final four on Tuesday, while Ajax did the same in Turin.
Sergio Busquets was quick to praise the Dutch side as he spoke after helping the LaLiga Santander leaders send Manchester United packing.
“Juventus were a favourite [to win it all], but it’s not a surprise [that they’re out],” he said.
“Ajax are a spectacular team.”
They’re showing their merits and if they’re in the semi-finals it’s because they’ve earned it.”
Speaking about his own side’s success, Busquets is pleased to be back in the semi-finals.
“We haven’t been there for three years,” he said.
“But we didn’t have any negative thoughts. We knew we had a good result.
“Now, we’re happy to be back in the semi-finals, but we have to keep going.”
Lionel Messi terrorised United, and Busquets was short of words to describe his teammate.
“He owns all of the records,” he added.
“He’s the best in the world.”