Tottenham Hotspur welcomed Ajax to the new stadium last night, as they looked to make the most of their home advantage in the Champions League semi-final first leg.
Unfortunately, after a sluggish start, Spurs found themselves behind after just 15 minutes, with Donny Van de Beek breaking the deadlock.
Ajax were controlling the game with effortless one-touch football, carving open the Tottenham press and getting in behind time and time again.
After weathering a 25-minute storm, and changing their shape to a 4-4-2 with Vertonghen at left back and Rose in central midfield, Tottenham finally grew into the game.
They only improved further when Moussa Sissoko entered the game to replace the concussed Vertonghen.
Spurs went on to dominate the second half, and played well up until the final third, where they found it tricky to convert pressure into chances and goals.
Tottenham will now have to put in a big shift away to Ajax next week if they are to stand a chance of making the Champions League final.
Here’s what some Spurs fans thought of the match:
Only one man can save us pic.twitter.com/aVUX4458p4
— Daz (@the_life_of_daz) 30 April 2019
It’s not over yet, but can these 3 play next week? ? pic.twitter.com/yyMvJqMIoq
— Andrew (@Datey11) 30 April 2019
Literally learn to cross the ball or don’t play Llorente
— Hal (@THFC_Hal) 30 April 2019
Sonny hat trick incoming next week
— Octopussy Yun? (@Joshtastico) 30 April 2019
We may have lost 1-0, but the silver lining is that Son will be definitely back for the second leg. Just don’t lose faith in our team, we’re gonna have to do more than bringing the aggregate back to level and keeping Ajax at bay. Come on, we can’t give up just yet! #COYS
— ? Jude Foxington ? (@fuzzywuzzytail) 30 April 2019
SONNY BACK NEXT WEEK COME ON LETS BELIEVE WE CAN DO IT! #COYS
— ☀️ (@WhatAHitSonny) 30 April 2019
No end product without kane and son.
— Vishnu (@Vishnu29517444) 30 April 2019
A lot of work to do, give kane my ankle please I’ll do anything
— A ⚡️ (@pochspurs) 30 April 2019
With Sissoko and Son we have chance
— Edgy Cats (@xQuickscop3r) 30 April 2019
Could have been playing for 10 hours and we wouldn’t have scored. Fucking dismal
— JD? (@JD_1882) 30 April 2019
Okay we lost, but considering the amount of backups in our XI I didn’t see much from Ajax to be scared of. Good on the break but that’s it. Son should tear them to bits. #COYS
— VB (@VonBlade) 30 April 2019
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