In the quarter-finals, Tottenham and Ajax of Amsterdam won the qualifiers, eliminating Manchester City and Juventus. In a 100% English duel, Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs won 1-0 at home against Manchester City. They then took advantage of Sky Blues' defensive weaknesses to snatch a 4 to 3 defeat and qualify through away goals. For their part, Ajax Amsterdam tied with Juventus (1-1) before achieving full success at Allianz Stadium (2-1). Results that leave the two teams with great chances to participate in the final.
These will be the first to meet at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium today at 9pm (live match following in our live commented). Although at home, Tottenham have to deal with many absences. Warned against Manchester City, Son Heung-min is suspended by this deadline and will find its partners for the game back. Serge Aurier and Erik Lamela are on the flank of tendon injuries. Harry Winks is hit in the hip while Harry Kane's ankle is still sore.
A renewed team for Tottenham
Faced with so many packages, Maurico Pochettino must present a reformulated training. Hugo Lloris would start in the cages. The Frenchman would be assisted by Kieran Trippier, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez and Danny Rose in defense. Positioned as a sentinel, Kenyan Victor Wanyama must be joined at the heart of the game by Moussa Sissoko, recovered from his physical flaws, and Christian Eriksen, former master to play Ajax. Positioned at a higher level, Dele Alli would evolve to support former Parisian Lucas Moura.
Erik Ten Hag's Ajax Amsterdam, for its part, will feature all its key elements. In addition, André Onana who would logically keep the cages, Daley Blind and Matthijs de Ligt should compose the axis of defense. The flanks would then be occupied by Nicolas Tagliafico and Noussair Mazraoui (the injured Moroccan holds the rope despite good interim Joel Veltman). The double pivot consisting of Frenkie de Jong and Lasse Schöne must logically be renewed with Donny van de Beek free of any movement in front of them. Placed on top of the attack, Dusan Tadic would normally be accompanied by David Neres and Hakim Ziyech.