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Champions League S/F: 3 Things to Look Forward to as Ajax Host Tottenham Hotspur

Ajax host Tottenham Hotspur in the Johann Cruyff Arena for the second leg of the Champions League semi-final. The North London club have to overturn a 1-0 deficit at the Dutch Capital, to progress to a first Champions League final in the club's history. 


Here are three things to look forward to ahead of the massive game.

3. Son will be a handful

Spurs dearly missed Son Heung-Min's composure in front of goal in the first leg, as they blazed multiple chances over the bar or straight at Andre Onana in goal. The in-form South Korean who missed the first leg via a suspension, would be a handful for Matthijs de Ligt or Daley Blind, as his close control, quick feet and acceleration can deceive many, regardless of their form, as Laporte can attest.. 

2. Handling Ajax's midfield

After a tornado-esque first half an hour from Ajax, Mauricio Pochettino took the concussed Jan Vertonghen off, and brought on Moussa Sissoko to help Tottenham be more direct and physical. The physicality helped counter the excellent technique of Schone, Donny van de Beek and Frenkie de Jong. 


Since the Argentine does not have many options, he will start Victor Wanyama,Christian Eriksen and Sissoko again, and hope that they will pull off the same levels that they did in London.

1. The end of one footballing fairytale

Tottenham Hotspur under Mauricio Pochettino have been eternal overachievers, with a mostly minimal net spend, and over the last two transfer windows, they have sent absolutely nothing on transfer fees, because of the opening of a new stadium.


With their talisman, captain and scorer in chief Harry Kane out for another long layoff, the Sorth Korean speedster Son Heung-Min has stepped up to the plate. Reliant on a midfield of the now-injured Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko, he has done wonders for the club. 


On the other hand, we have the revolutionary Ajax side. Eye pleasing, quick build up, teamwork, participation in defence and offence, this team has absolutely everything, even the right mix of youth and experience. 


While the team looks like it will be torn apart by the "best teams in Europe" in the coming transfer window, they look like every neutral's favourite because of their reckless but organised style of football. The coach Erik Ten Haag is also absolutely brilliant, especially while coaching and drilling these players into the team they have become.


With the end of one club's journey in this edition of the Champions League, it's safe to say that they have kept the fanbases and football lovers in general absolutely satisfied.