We caught up with Harry Redknapp to learn his thoughts ahead of Tottenham Hotspurs‘ showdown with Ajax in tonight’s semi-final second leg. Spurs trail 1-0 after a Van Der Beek goal in the first leg and will hope to overcome an Ajax team brimming with young talent. Will the Dutch youngsters hold on to win or will Spurs turn the tie on its head to set up a mouthwatering Champions League Final with Liverpool FC.
Here’s what Harry Redknapp had to say:
On Spurs’ Chances…
“I think Spurs can do it. They’ve got a great chance still. I think Son coming back gives them pace upfront which is going to be important for Tottenham and he could be a vital player for them. I think maybe Tottenham could win 2-1 which would put them through. Away goals count double.
“Ajax – I think their forms been better away from home. At home, they’ve not been so good in the Champions League. Most of their best results have come away from home. So I still think Spurs have got a big chance.”
“Brilliant young team. It’s been great to see Dutch football become a force again. For so many years, from having great teams years ago, they’ve sort of disappeared, and now to have a team with great young talent coming through again is very good for Dutch football.”
If Spurs Go Through – Can They Beat Liverpool?
“I don’t know about that. Liverpool were amazing last night. It was fantastic what they did last night. Amazing, one of the greatest footballing achievements, I think, of all time, I just think [it was] unbelievable. Klopp’s amazing. What he did last night was amazing.”
If Harry’s predictions are to prove correct, we could enjoy the first all English Champions League Final since Manchester United prevailed over Chelsea on penalties eleven years ago. And with Chelsea and Arsenal both poised to reach Europe’s second competition, it could be an all English affair across Europe for the first time in modern history.
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