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Moura gets a 9/10, Alli gets 8/10 – Here is how the Tottenham players fared in their epic 3-2 win over Ajax

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Ajax vs Tottenham ratings: Tottenham player ratings

Tottenham produced their own epic Champions League story after Liverpool’s astonishing comeback against Barcelona.

Spurs came into the tie without Harry Kane and Harry Winks while Ajax carried a 1-0 advantage after the first leg.

The game did not start well as Matthijs de Ligt opened the scoring after running free from Kieran Trippier in the fifth minute.

Spurs tried to come back with Son Heung-min having a couple of quality chances, but it was the home side that got the second goal.

Hakim Ziyech scored in the 35th minute to make things close to impossible for us. However, this Tottenham side would not lie down.

Lucas Moura scored a quick-fire brace in four minutes after the break and the game was resting on fine margins.

Spurs had their chances, Ajax hit the post and it seemed like we would miss out on the final after an epic try.

There still was some magic left as Moura’s shot somehow went into the net. This was the final kick of the game as Spurs won 3-2 at the Johan Cruyff Arena and fixed a date with Liverpool in Madrid.

There were several heroes on the pitch for Spurs, and we have a real chance of winning the Champions League now.

Tottenham player ratings

Hugo Lloris – 7.5/10

The captain could not do much to stop either goal we conceded, however, he kept us in the game by making some important saves in the second half.

Kieran Trippier – 5/10

Trippier had a first half to forget as he was at fault for both goals we conceded. The Englishman had a better time after the break and was subbed later.

Jan Vertonghen – 7.5/10

Vertonghen’s return to the XI was important and the Belgian played with a mask on. The centre-back had a chance to score, but it came off the crossbar.

Toby Alderweireld – 8/10

The Belgian had to cover space for the second goal we conceded as Trippier lost his bearings, but apart from that, Alderweireld did a great job at the back.

Danny Rose – 7.5/10

The English defender was at his best leading the Spurs comeback. It was his ball that set up the opener for Lucas and was replaced in the final minutes of the game.

Moussa Sissoko – 7.5/10

A typical Sissoko performance. The Frenchman had some driving runs in the game which the Ajax defence could not deal with easily.

Victor Wanyama – 4.5/10

The Kenyan was just not in the game in the first half and was replaced at half-time.

Christian Eriksen – 7/10

This wasn’t Eriksen’s greatest game but the Dane linked with Dele Alli several times. However, neither of them could score on the night.

Dele Alli – 8/10

The Englishman might not have scored in the game but he was busy as a bee for Spurs. Alli had some great moments in the game and should have found the back of the net, but did have a telling role to play in the winner.

Son Heung-min – 7/10

Son’s return was a huge boost for us and he hit the post early on. The South Korean should have scored in the first half and was a threat throughout the evening.

Lucas Moura – 9/10

The Brazilian displayed his speed and finishing for the first goal as he came alive in the second half. Moura pounced on a saved shot from Fernando Llorente to score his second but his third was a neat finish into the corner, while under tremendous pressure.

Substitutes

Fernando Llorente – 6/10

Llorente came off the bench to give us a more of an attacking threat in the second half.

Erik Lamela – NA

Came on late to give us more bite in the attack.

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Ben Davies – NA

The Welshman replaced Rose at the back.

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Tottenham set to lose the race for Spanish star due to this reason

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Spurs transfer news: Arsenal set to beat Tottenham in landing Dani Ceballos

Football.london reports that Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos.

The 22-year-old was one of the stars for Spain in their U21 Euro winning squad, the report claims that the midfielder could be sold in the summer after Real made several big signings.

Dani Ceballos
Dani Ceballos

The report adds that AC Milan and Liverpool are also interested in the 22-year-old, however, AS (h/t Football.london) claimed that Spurs had agreed on a loan deal to land the Spaniard.

However, the outlet adds that Ceballos will reject a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and join the Gunners instead (h/t Football.london).

The report adds that the interest from Unai Emery was the key to them landing Ceballos, and the Spaniard wants to play at the Emirates Stadium.

A blow for Tottenham’s summer plans

Ceballos would do a great job under Mauricio Pochettino, and it is interesting to note that Arsenal seem to be winning the race for the Spaniard.

Dani Ceballos
Dani Ceballos

The Gunners do not have Champions League football on their side, and the report adds that Ceballos wants to start games regularly next season.

The 22-year-old wasn’t picked regularly under Zinedine Zidane last season, and he might get more games under Emery than Pochettino. Spurs have only signed Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke in the summer, and can do with another quality midfielder joining the side.

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Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama and Harry Winks had their injury problems last season while Christian Eriksen is out of a contract at the end of next season.

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Not Trippier – La Liga giants interested in another Tottenham star as well

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Spurs transfer news: Atletico Madrid interested in Christian Eriksen

Atletico Madrid might be close to landing Kieran Trippier, however, he isn’t the only Tottenham star they are eyeing (h/t Football.london).

The Evening Standard (h/t Football.london) claims that Christian Eriksen is in the sights of the La Liga side as they search for a playmaker.

The report adds that Real Madrid are also interested in the 27-year-old Dane, who has just one year left on his current deal.

The midfielder had claimed he wanted to take up a new challenge after the Champions League final, however, he still is a Tottenham player.

Atletico have seen several players leave in the summer, with Rodri joining Manchester City. Juanfran also exited the club, and the biggest transfer has to be that of Antoine Griezmann’s.

The French attacker completed his move to Barcelona recently, and it will be interesting to see who Atletico can sign before the start of the season.

Will Eriksen fit into Atletico’s style?

The Dane is one of the most creative players in the Premier League and would do well at a top club.

Atletico aren’t known for their intricate style of play in the final third, and it is difficult to see how Eriksen would fit into Diego Simeone’s plans.

Staying at Tottenham would be a better decision for the Dane than joining Atletico, however, it will be interesting to see if Simeone’s team submits a quality offer for the Dane.

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It would be great to keep Eriksen at the club and extend his deal, but the next best option is to sell him to a non-Premier League club.

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Tottenham committed to signing relegated star they see as Danny Rose successor

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Spurs transfer news: Tottenham committed to signing Ryan Sessegnon

The Telegraph reports that Tottenham are committed to signing Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon.

The 19-year-old is one of the brightest talents in the English game but saw his side suffer relegation last season.

Sessegnon was inconsistent at Fulham and ended up playing under three managers in the span of 12 months.

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The English youngster is versatile enough to play as a leftwinger or as a left-back, and the report claims that Tottenham see the 19-year-old as a long-term successor of Danny Rose.

Tottenham’s Rose was one of our better performers in the previous campaign and started in the Champions League final against Liverpool.

However, the Englishman hinted he could leave in the summer after claiming that Tottenham sell off players who reach a certain age.

Fulham need to sell Sessegnon soon

The report adds that Fulham have to sell Sessegnon in the summer, with the English youngster having just one year left on his current deal.

Ryan Sessegnon

Sessegnon also prefers a move to Tottenham, according to the Telegraph, and hopefully, we can make him our third signing of the summer.

Tottenham could use someone of Sessegnon’s ability and the English youngster should grow under Mauricio Pochettino.

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It will be interesting to see if Sessegnon plays as the left-back at Tottenham. His best performances came in the attacking positions, and we could use a quick and tricky winger in the team.

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“Thanks for your commitment”, “Am broken” – Several Tottenham fans react as English star is set to leave for Spain

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Spurs transfer news: Fans react to Atletico Madrid agreeing on a deal for Trippier

Sky Sports claims that Atletico Madrid have agreed on a €24m move for Kieran Trippier.

The English defender is set to be in Spain on Wednesday to complete a medical with the La Liga club, and the report claims that the deal could be finalised by the weekend.

Kieran Trippier
Kieran Trippier

The report adds that Tottenham were offered attacker Angel Correa in the deal, but Tottenham opted for a cash deal.

The English defender had an inconsistent campaign for Spurs last time around but no one can doubt his commitment to the cause. The right-back came off a wonderful World Cup campaign with the Three Lions, but could not carry that form into the club season.

Tottenham left with a minor problem

Spurs would only have Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters as the senior right-backs in the side should Trippier leave. That could be a problem given that Aurier’s previous season was littered with injuries.

Spurs could do with another right-back coming in and providing cover for the duo.

Many fans highlighted that Trippier just could not cut it at Tottenham while some were pleased that Spurs were getting a good deal for the Englishman. Some fans were supportive of Trippier’s decision to take up a new challenge, and here are a few reactions to the transfer:

https://twitter.com/AtwookiDerrick/status/1151379776910835712
https://twitter.com/SeanyWG/status/1151382225704968192
https://twitter.com/SpursEvan/status/1151244444630491136

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