Tottenham Lacking In FirePower To Stop A Vibrant Ajax Team

For Tottenham and numerous fans of the North London club, what went on with them in the encounter was a total humiliating show, a memory they would plead to forget in a jiffy.

Apparently, Tottenham would like to think they still have something in this game for them with memories of Manchester City who got them this far still clear in their minds.

Yet it would need some dramatic display, magic if you’d like, to spring up something against this Ajax team who play an interesting brand of football and look confident and proficient in every department of play.

Or what other conclusion could you make after the first forty-five minutes. Ajax’s goalie, Onana kept on with a wide grin, smiling from chin to chin while Van de Beenk, the eventual goalscorer, Ziyech, Frenkie de Jong and Tadic kept on some show for whoever who cared to pay attention to those details with beautiful dribbles and clean passes crossing the heart of Tottenham’s box like the crosses you would make in a word puzzle game.

It was this mesmerizing, heart wrenching play which brought about the first goal and in truth they dominated possession and all the other football statistics available on the catalogue before this sitter.

In the 15th-minute, Hakim Ziyech had a moment of brilliance which birthed the goal. The African sent in a killer pass to 22-yr-old Van de Beek who swiveled past Tottenham’s defence after Danny Rose failed to clear the pass sent through to Beek.

The 22-yr-old then brilliantly made two fakes to get Lloris to the ground before slotting it into the left corner of the goal.

Tottenham also had their own fair share of chances with Llorente nodding wide of the upright before a head injury to Vertonghen made them short on defenders.

Ajax would have loved to make things more than comfortable for them in the second leg encounter after Neres shot at the upright against the run of play after the break, but it wasn’t to be.

Although, Tottenham had greatly improved after the break, poor showing from players like Dele Alli and Eriksen couldn’t compliment the fine game that Lucas Moura or Moussa Sissoko – substitute for Vertonghen – were having.

Tottenham 1-0 Ajax it ended.

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