Ajax edge Spurs to take step towards final

Ajax goalscorer Donny van de Beek has said that Ajax will have to finish their Champions League semi-final against Tottenham in the home leg next week.

"That's not a problem as long as they give two, three, four good years of service to the club, win the league, play incredible football".

"We have to forget about it, move on and think about Tuesday", Pochettino said, per Reuters.

Eriksen, 27, has been linked with Real Madrid and Manchester United in recent months and recent reports in the UK claim that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, a notoriously tough negotiator, will look for around 150 million euros in exchange for the Danish midfielder.

Ajax on the other hand will arrive in the English capital having not played a competitive game since last Tuesday. It was like a trio of velociraptors jumping on a lumbering stegosaurus.

Not that it should have come as any surprise that Erik ten Hag's side were so ambitious in possession.

In the second half, Tottenham upped their game, with Dele Alli showing much improvement from his performance in the first half.

European football is clearly in something of a transition phase right now and could radically change over the next five years, so as many voices sticking up for Celtic is key to ensuring we are not cut off from the most illustrious club competition in world football. "They are a good side but we gave them the feeling they can control things".

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed that it required more than just tactics to beat Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in the Champions League's quarter-final. For his side. For the better. Or, more accurately, would have been curious nine months ago.

Spurs will assess the fitness of Moussa Sissoko and Jan Vertonghen ahead of the game, according to their official website.

Spurs decided that the way to stop Ajax was to plug the holes in midfield, which Sissoko helped with hugely, and then aim as many crosses as possible at Fernando Llorente. "We just couldn't close them down as we like to, the pressing that we do week in, week out. We know we have to keep watching and monitoring him because it was a big knock".

Rose's dip in form was mostly down to injury and mental health issues, so no blame should go his way, but it was a shame all the same to see such a talent so down.

"But of course it was Jan in that moment and the following action that he started to feel unwell and we check him with the doctor".

Tottenham badly missed injured striker Harry Kane and the suspended Son Heung-min and managed only one shot on target.

They've mustered jut three away wins and against mediocre opposition too: Dynamo Kiev, Basel and Schalke.

Spurs now have it all to do in next week's return leg away in Amsterdam. The good news is that was at Borussia Dortmund. "We are still alive in the tie".

Michail Antonio's second-half goal was the difference, as West Ham became the first team to both score and win at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

  • Julie Sanders