Jose Mourinho gives his view on Tottenham’s chances against Ajax

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Dom Le Roy

Former Real Madrid and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho believes that it is a difficult decision to try and pick a winner from tonight’s match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur.

Both sides meet in the Champions League semi final second leg at the Johan Cryuff Arena which Tottenham looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit from last week’s match in North London.

Spurs will need to come out and attack their Dutch opponents and have Heung-min Son back in their ranks following suspension.

Mourinho believes that Ajax are typically better when playing away from home and believes that Spurs also have the potential to win in Amsterdam.

The 56-year-old who has won the Champions League on two occasions as a manager at Porto and Inter Milan highlighted the return of Son as representing a huge boost for Mauricio Pochettino and believes his pace can trouble the Dutchmen in what should be an open and flowing game between two sides who like to play football.

Mourinho was quoted by the Mirror as saying: “It’s really, really hard (to call),

“Looking to the history of the Champions League, Ajax are better away than at home.

“They’ve had three victories in England, Spain and Italy, they played against the top countries, even against Benfica, nothing was easy for them and they were magnificent.

“At home, as I was saying, they have their style of play but so do Tottenham and I think Tottenham knows that they also can [progress].

“To play without [Harry] Kane is difficult, to play without Kane and Son [Heung-min] at the same time is even more difficult and next time at least Son is there.

“He is an aggressive player, he’s fast, he has transitions and he can hurt people so the game is open.”

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