Champions League - The Final Four

Ale Xander

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Like it or not every United fan is rooting for you guys next weekend and would absolutely be fine with City as champions. I know we’re your rival, but there is a huge difference in the rivalries for United fans.
So what you're saying is that Machester is . . . United?
 

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Ajax are like pool, they don’t know how to play conservatively. They continue to attack with 5, 6, or 7. There are gaps for Spurs there.
 

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Wow, Sissoko. Really impressive. If he can avoid the second yellow he can be a difference maker today.

Yeah, I guess if he gets the second yellow he'll definitely be a difference-maker.
 

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At least Spurs fans don't need to bother looking for Air BnBs in Madrid, it's a right pain the arse I hear.
 

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I feel for Spurs, cos it's a long season and they just don't have the squad to make the last few laps of the season when they're missing one or two key players...I don't want to put it all on Harry Kane.
 

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I know I said Wanyama had to start ahead of Dier before the game, but Wanyama has been dreadful. He can't move. He's not adding anything defensively and he's getting pressed out of the game in possession. They may need to try Dier in the second half.
 

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I know I said Wanyama had to start ahead of Dier before the game, but Wanyama has been dreadful. He can't move. He's not adding anything defensively and he's getting pressed out of the game in possession. They may need to try Dier in the second half.
I’d be ok with foyth...or gazzaniga.
 

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Llorente on for Wanyama. Probably won't work, but Poche rightly going for it. I guess Eriksen will drop deeper and play next to Sissoko?
 

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Llorente for Wanyama. Not sure how many minutes Lamela has in him, but I think he'd be the better option. Spurs need to win some of these 1v1s in the middle third, force Ajax to shift and reorganize. Spurs aren't even getting deep enough to to lump in crosses for Llorente.
 

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Llorente for Wanyama. Not sure how many minutes Lamela has in him, but I think he'd be the better option. Spurs need to win some of these 1v1s in the middle third, force Ajax to shift and reorganize. Spurs aren't even getting deep enough to to lump in crosses for Llorente.
I know Llorente doesn't get much love, but I think he's better than his detractors say.
 

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I know Llorente doesn't get much love, but I think he's better than his detractors say.
I actually quite like Llorente's game, but I don't think he's going to see enough service to make a difference here. Spurs need some spark in the midfield.
 

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This is getting interesting now.

The commentators keep saying that Ajax's pressing intensity has dropped, but a big part of that is switching Eriksen for Wanyama in midfield. Spurs now have two deep midfielders who can actually move and pass and dribble the ball. A lot easier to break the press that way.
 

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Take back what I said about Llorente - after he got stonewalled, OK fine the keeper got the save, but then he stood around and ball-watched with his head in his hands.
 

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This is getting interesting now.

The commentators keep saying that Ajax's pressing intensity has dropped, but a big part of that is switching Eriksen for Wanyama in midfield. Spurs now have two deep midfielders who can actually move and pass and dribble the ball. A lot easier to break the press that way.
You’re right about spurs but Ajax have dropped deeper. Looks like they got a message to start pushing higher again
 

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Not going to lie, I kind of gave up after the second Ajax goal given Spurs recent form. What a momentum surge this has been.