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In the shadow of lurking Tottenham

So normally, this Champions-League-semi-finals Yes. Of course, as the FC Barcelona and the FC Liverpool. The Spaniards are a regular guest and always belong to the title favourites, the English are on its way, also in this class arrive. You have to beat Barça, they are, for the second Time in a row in the Final.

in addition to the two giants, two Teams play for the title, which were not part of pre-season to the first candidates on it: Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham Hotspur. The London, is noted. That's all. Because it is Ajax, the soccer-Europe is fascinated and delighted to win with his young squad, with his way. Everything is as before, football in pure culture. The Dutch have beaten Real Madrid and Juventus Turin. The neutral observer wishes for nothing more than the title for the Team of coach Erik ten Hag, soccer's sake.

Dortmund and City beat – part spectacular

The Spurs come out a little too short. Also because they are not very sensational. The London work in silence. During the transfer window in the European leagues, they have to deal with. No huge sums for new staff as the competition, no coach dismissals, no players, for scandal or Commotion might pounce on the Boulevard. One is almost inclined to say: Tottenham is boring. Professionals through and through, no corners, no edges.

And yet, here you are, the men in White. They are in the Champions League semi-final. The opponents, who had to leave Tottenham out of the way, are also prominent: Borussia Dortmund in eighth and Manchester City in the quarter-finals. With spectacle, if it had to be: at the 3:0 in the first leg against Lucien Favre's Dortmund, at 3:4 in the second leg against Pep Guardiola's Manchester. Ajax has stolen Tottenham the Show.

However, one can ask, of course, is whether a Team that finished the past three Premier League seasons in the Top 3 and well this year is going to do, is really a blatant geek. Not really. However, the gap between the Top Teams and the best from the Rest has risen in the last few years, so far, the Spurs are a new Name in the semi-final. So far you were never in the Champions League, they mostly had to do with this not something.

Pochettino go out of options

the upturn in The Spurs began with the rise of Harry Kane. He is the man of the Tottenham-universe since 2014 on the Run. In 181 Premier League Games, the 25-Year-old 125 goals. Now he is injured, in the most important stage of the season. In the Phase, the files the past few months, in both good and bad, then, when it comes to the cups.

As Kane had to watch, jumped up Son Heung-min in the breach. The South Koreans, who had joined the company with 16 to the juniors, Hamburger SV, scored in the two Games against City three times. Twice in the return game, this 3:4 in Manchester. It was a game that was so spectacular that some people forgot is that is missing Also Son against Ajax. A Yellow card is locked for too much, Son.

Kane and Son have achieved this season, more than half of all Champions League goals for the Spurs. Coach Mauricio Pochettino will have to front the Brazilian Lucas Moura, the Brazilian can do with the Ball, a lot of crazy things and attacking almost everything – apart from a centre-forward.

Pochettino and Tottenham have turned off in the Champions League two of the offensively strongest Teams of the continent. Have shone in the first legs at home. With Ajax, another team to London, which is the same play lively and active. And, auftrumpfte unlike the Spurs, especially playing in the reserves. Only this took place against Real and Juventus away. The importance of the Dutch in the semi-final participation of Ajax is, shows the fact that the entire championship operating in the Eredivisie, two weeks paused. (mro)

Created: 30.04.2019, 17:29 PM

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