Ajax's senior team might not be living up to their lofty standards as of late, but their youth team is providing hope for the future. The U19 team is rolling in the UEFA Youth League at the moment, finishing a 4-0 pasting of Breidablik on Wednesday to complete a 7-0 aggregate win.
The match was punctuated by this absolutely delicious bicycle kick by Ajax No. 9 Kaj Sierhuis.
That is just flawless technique. Not only does the 18-year-old Sierhuis hit it as cleanly as possible, he somehow manages to place it high enough to just kiss the underside of the bar while also tailing away from the Breidablik keeper. Most teenagers are just happy to have a bicycle (or maybe a car), but Sierhuis has a bicycle kick highlight that'll live on the internet in perpetuity.
How do you know it was a fantastic goal? This rocket-powered goal from Francesco Antonucci takes second billing. Sometimes you're the star of a movie, but then Tom Hanks gets added to the project.