12 years ago, in the 2008 season, the Champions League saw an all-English final between Man Utd and Chelsea. If Tottenham Hotspur as well as Liverpool played well, fans will witness the English final. But, to do that, both English teams must overcome in the upcoming semi-finals.
Compared to Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur nonetheless meets the easier opponent, Ajax Amsterdam. The team is from the Netherlands and has never reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Although Ajax have defeated two teams in previous rounds, Real Madrid and Juventus. But the prediction of the fans is still a little bit for Tottenham Hotspur.
The reason Ajax beat Real Madrid and Juventus is because the opponents are somewhat confident and subjective when confronting a team whose age of average player is less than 24.
There are no strikers for people to hear the name. Must be terrified. Only when losing, people recognize the De Jong, De Ligt. They are agile, sharp but extremely calm even though the home team is being led.
Both Real Madrid and Juventus, when Ajax was overwhelmed attack, then led to the table was scared, frantic and deep in darkness. The way Ronaldo at the last minute committed a foul on Ajax’s player. They showed the helplessness of not being able to do anything to save the situation.
But, when Ajax meet Tottenham Hotspur, they will not have the advantages in the form of opponents as contemptuous as before. Pochettino’s gameplay is not fancy or colorful, but most of it is fast-paced, fast-paced.
In the remaining semi-final, Liverpool will have to overcome an extremely difficult, uncomfortable and difficult game: Barcelona. Compared to Ajax, Barca is no stranger to English teams.
And it is also Barca who ends a lot of dreams in the final or the championship of English football clubs. Barcelona have been to the Champions League 8 times, and of them 5 have won the championship.
However, in terms of achievement, Liverpool also holds the same record as Barcelona with 8 times to reach the final and 5 times to take the throne. The competition between Liverpool and Barcelona is not only a tactical, collective strength.
But that’s also the confrontation of the outstanding players at the present time. It is no coincidence that experts say Barca’s competition with Liverpool is an early final.