Pochettino refuses to rule out whether injured stars could return for second Ajax leg

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur fell to a defeat in their first ever Champions League semi-final leg on Tuesday, as they welcomed Ajax to the new stadium.

Spurs failed to score in the match and also gifted the visitors a vital away goal, making the next leg even tougher if they are to reach the final.

While Tottenham’s performance was lacklustre in the first 25 minutes, you couldn’t help but feel sorry for the lack of options available to Pochettino.

The Argentine was unable to name any attackers on the bench due to injuries and suspensions, and the likes of Olver Skipp and Kyle Walker-Peters provided little in the way of experience either.

Tottenham had Heung Min Son suspended, and Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Serge Aurier, and Erik Lamela out injured, as well as Moussa Sissoko being unfit to start the match (Physio Room).

Pochettino was asked today whether any of the injured Winks, Kane, Aurier, or Lamela would be back in time for the second leg.

He said (Football London): “I don’t know. It’s going to be difficult, yes. The only one who for sure has the possibility to be available is Son, who was suspended, but the rest we don’t know.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

It looks as if Tottenham will have to make do with Heung Min Son as their only returning star in the Netherlands, although he is more than enough to make the difference. I think Moussa Sissoko will also likely be fit from the start this time around too. However, if Spurs are able to scrape a way past Ajax into the final, I believe that we could see both Harry Kane and Harry Winks back in the starting line up.

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