Mauricio Pochettino dreams of going 'to infinity and beyond'

Michail Antonio celebrates his goal

Spurs were vulnerable to the counter however and Ajax came agonisingly close to doubling the lead, and leaving Tottenham with a near-impossible task in the second leg, when Tadic linked up with Neres whose side-footed shot rebounded off the post.

Ajax have one foot in the Champions League final after they beat Tottenham 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday night.

An improved home side looked to push forward in the second 45 minutes but their lack of final third ability was evident in the absence of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min.

"Being 1-0 down is hard - Ajax have some incredible young players - but Pochettino will have learned some tactical lessons".

That formation would most likely see Vertonghen, Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez - all Ajax old boys - line up at the centre of defence with Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier as wing-backs.

Ajax goal-scorer van de Beek warned his side not to get carried away by their first leg success after failing to completely kill off Tottenham. We help you discover publicly available material and act as a search engine.

"We get €10 million for playing in the Eredivisie and they get many more millions for being in the Premier League".

Below is a look at three reasons why Spurs should be hopeful of turning things around in the second leg in Amsterdam next Wednesday.

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Prior to kick-off, given the vast riches and all-star squads boasted by many Champions League teams, it seemed scarcely believable that either of these two sides would be competing to reach the final in Madrid on June 1.

"Sissoko provided the team with good energy and we started to play in the way we wanted to from the beginning". In a semi-final it doesn't matter who plays, we have to step up.

Tottenham are coming off a disappointing Saturday performance in Premier League play, falling to West Ham 1-0.

"After we conceded the goal - 25 to 30 minutes in - we started to be in the game", said Pochettino.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks underwent groin surgery on Monday and will be absent for both of the club's Champions League semi-final legs against Ajax.

But having upset the odds to end Manchester City's quest for a quadruple of trophies in the quarter-finals, Pochettino insisted Spurs' strength as a collective can overcome Ajax's talented group of rising stars.

While Llorente held his own up front and played to his strengths, the team's dependence on Kane and Son to score the important goals was more than apparent as the game wore on.

Mateu Lahoz had some doubts about letting the player continue but the medical staff for Spurs gave it the thumbs up and he continued only to almost collapse seconds later.

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