Jose Mourinho says Champions League tie between Ajax and Tottemham is still open

Jose Mourinho says Champions League tie between Ajax and Tottemham is still open

- Jose Mourinho has made it clear that both Ajax and Tottenham have the chance to reach UCL final

- Ajax will be hosting the Premier League side on Wednesday night, May 8, after winning the first tie 1-0

- Mourinho explained that Ajax have been good away from home this season and also claimed Spurs will miss Harry Kane

Jose Mourinho has admitted that the Champions League semifinal second leg encounter between Ajax and Tottenham is still open despite the Dutch side winning the first leg 1-0.

Mauricio Pochettino's men travel to Amsterdam with work to do following their slender defeat in last week's first leg in north London.

Liverpool who are Spurs' Premier League rivals have sealed their place in the final of the 2018/19 Champions League after 4-0 win over Barcelona on Tuesday night, May 7, at Anfield.

Mourinho explained that the encounter will be difficult for Tottenham as they will play without captain Harry Kane, but he admitted that Ajax are also not that superb at home this term.

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''Looking to the history of the Champions League, Ajax are better away than at home and it is really hard to call.

"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.

"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 transitions and he can hurt people so the game is open,'' Mourinho said on belN Sports.

Earlier, had reported how Tottenham Hotspur suffered a 0-1 defeat against Ajax in a tough Champions League semi-final first leg clash on Tuesday, April 30, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The encounter saw Tottenham Hotspur without the services of star forward Son Heung-min, who was suspended for clash while the trio of Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen were in the starting XI against their former employers.

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