Tottenham will play in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals in 2018-1919 of the 2018 UEFA European Football Confederation at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London,
Tottenham have entered the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in the club's history. Including the predecessor of the UEFA Champions League, the European Champion Clubs' Cup, in the 57th year since the 1961-51 season. In the quarter-finals, he broke the English Premier League leader Manchester City.
Tottenham's opponent in the quarter-finals is Ajax. Ajax is a prominent club representing Holland. It is true, however, that the Dutch league is financially inferior to the major European clubs. The weight of the athlete's composition also drops. The average age of the best 11 is only 24 years. In particular, the captain, Derrick, is only 20 years old. Most of today's top players are either confirmed or likely to leave for the big European league next season.
Ajax failed to advance to the Champions League finals and are in the playoffs of qualifying. The winner of Real Madrid and Juventus were in the 16th and 8th rounds, respectively. However, when we evaluate calmly, power is the weakest among the teams in the fourth round. Under normal circumstances, Tottenham had a good chance of entering the finals.
The problem is that the situation in Tottenham is not very good. The spindle players are hitting wounded and weakened. In the championship game against West Ham on the 27th, he was exhausted and beat to 0-1. Mauricio Pocatino boldly said in an interview shortly before West Ham "we are exhausted."
Ajax is more serious. Harry Kane (ankle injury), Musa Shisoko (hamstrings) and other important players can not play due to injuries. The absence of Sohn Heung-min is even more deadly for Tottenham. It's hard to imagine an attacking team without Son Heung-min.
In the 1980s, Tottenham striker Cleve Allen said in an interview with the British daily "Daily Star": "Kane is bigger in the quarter-finals against Ajax but he is more important than the Son." He said .
Tottenham are expected to use Lucas Moula and Fernando Llorente as their main offense. It is not easy to fill the space of Sohn Heung-min. It is an important task for young players in their mid-twenties to play against Ajax, their primary support in a physical battle.
Although Sohn Heung-min can not do for the first stage of the fourth round, the focus is still focused on him.
"I think Son Heung-min was destined to be the best player in Asia since he scored a beautiful goal in Hamburg at age 18," he said. "He has since bloomed in the Bundesliga and is an interesting player," he said. I was the most expensive player in the world. "
Dutch legend Rafael van der Vaart, who played with Son Heung-min in Hamburg in the past, appeared on the Dutch television station and said: "He is a very good young man and talented talent." Son Heung-min always did better when Kane is not running,. He has the feeling that Kane gives. "