Ajax train at surprise English venue after Spurs win

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Dom Le Roy

Ajax put in a tremendous display to beat Spurs 1-0 at in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday night.

The visitors dictated proceedings right from the start of the game, as Mauricio Pochettino’s men struggled to get the ball off the Ajax players. While Spurs came into the match in the second half, Ajax’s defence held firm to see out the win.

Now, the Dutch giants are huge favourites to progress to the final, with many insisting that they already have one foot in Madrid after the win in North London.

Following the victory, the Ajax players were pictured being put through their paces at the home of Bostik Premier Division side Bishop’s Stortford, who play seven division’s and a full 130 places below Tottenham in the footballing pyramid.

According to the Daily Mail, the Eredivisie leaders fitted in a quick training session in Hertfordshire, the day after the game before flying back to the Netherlands.

It would have certainly been a vast departure from Tottenham’s new state of the art 62,062-capacity stadium where Ajax triumphed the day before.

The report claims that the session lasted 90 minutes, after which the Ajax players and coaches were provided lunch by their hosts.

Spurs Web’s Opinion

The fact that Ajax had to train at Bishop’s Stortford’s stadium, in comparison to the world-class training facilities at the disposal of top Premier League clubs like Spurs shows the discrepancy in their financial clout.

That is what makes the Dutch giants’ Champions League journey so special, and if it weren’t for the fact that they are up against Tottenham, most Spurs fans would probably be wanting them to go all the way and lift the trophy.

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  1. Might have had a lot more to do with the fact that Stortford’s ground is less than two miles from Stansted airport?


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