Mauricio Pochettino’s men will take to pitch to overturn their 1-0 deficit at the hands of Ajax when the two sides meet on Wednesday.
Tottenham will be well aware of the task in hand following a narrow defeat at the hands of the Dutch only a week back.
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The Spurs could look to fellow English semi-finalists Liverpool for inspiration as Jurgen Klopp’s side overcame astonishingly scarce odds to down Barcelona at the Anfield.
Could Spurs follow the suit and set up an all English final in Madrid on the 1st of June?
Former Manchester United manager and two-time winner of the competition Jose Mourinho had his say.
“It’s really, really hard [to call],” Mourinho said. “Looking to the history of the Champions League, Ajax are better away than at home.
“They’ve had three victories in England, Spain and Italy, they played against the top countries, even against Benfica, nothing was easy for them and they were magnificent.
“At home, as I was saying, they have their style of play but so do Tottenham and I think Tottenham knows that they also can [progress].
“To play without [Harry] Kane is difficult, to play without Kane and Son [Heung-min] at the same time is even more difficult and next time at least Son is there.
“He is an aggressive player, he’s fast, he has transitioned and he can hurt people so the game is open.”
Wait, is Mauricio Pochettino saying he’ll leave Tottenham if they win the Champions League this season? 👀 pic.twitter.com/NcbIkIZ20A
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Pochettino himself admitted that it would be a “miracle” should his side go on and win the Champions League.