Mourinho provides a key reason why he cannot count on a Moura Ajax miracle

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Tottenham Hotspur going into a Champions League knockout match 1-0 down after losing their home leg, that may sound familiar to some fans.

The Lilywhites were in the exact same position last season in the competition when Ajax came to the new White Hart Lane with a masterclass of a 1-0 victory.

In the return leg, the Dutch side then went 2-0 up at home, seemingly leaving no way back for the North Londoners.

However, a 45-minute Lucas Moura hat-trick saw Spurs come from behind the defeat Ajax on away goals, sealing one of the most memorable comebacks in Champions League history.

Despite having the little Brazilian available for the game against RB Leipzig this week, Mourinho claims that he cannot count on such a performance.

The Special One said that without Fernando Llorente, the game plan of winning balls in the air and knocking them down to create chances for Moura would not work.

After being asked whether he was counting on a Moura miracle again, he said (Football London): “But without Llorente, If you are putting the balls in the box, you can’t do that.”

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