Following the exhilaration of Tottenham Hotspur’s progression into the semi-finals of the Champions League, focus has now shifted to the two-legged affair against Ajax.
Spurs can rely on the insider knowledge of former Ajax players Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld when the two sides face off for a spot in the Champions League final.
The three plied their trade in Amsterdam during the early 2010’s before they all eventually earned moves to clubs in England.
In a high-pressure European semi-final, sometimes the smallest of edges can prove crucial to winning the encounter. And with four Spurs players facing their former club, their knowledge on Ajax’s mentality and methods could be invaluable come match-day.
Ajax come into the match having pulled off comprehensive victories over Juventus and Real Madrid, both of whom could be accused of underestimating the Dutch side.
But Eriksen, Vertonghen, Sanchez and Alderweireld will know all too well the dangers of writing off Ajax, and their insider knowledge on the ins-and-outs of the Eredivisie outfit will benefit Tottenham in the Champions League.