Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris acknowledged on Tuesday that his team is not the favorite to overcome the semifinals of the Champions League and that “Ajax has a slight advantage” thanks to the 0-1 obtained by the Amsterdam team in the Going match .
“The only way to overcome the draw is to win the game on Wednesday and we have prepared for that, as we always do,” said the goalkeeper at the press conference before the game.
“We need to find the right energy and learn from the mistakes we made in the first game,” added the Frenchman, who tried to encourage English fans.
“We are excited to be part of the semifinals of the Champions League, but we do not want to stop here, it’s a great opportunity for the club, we to play with a lot of energy and a lot of desire.”
Lloris said that his people “are still alive” and that “they only think about tomorrow’s game and give the best of themselves”.
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, who retired in the first leg after a heavy blow to the head, is expected to play against Ajax, although he should wear a mask to protect his nose.
“I think he has recovered well, he’s back with the team, full of energy and ready to help the team,” said Lloris.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Alighiri received a 1: 1 remix of Ajax in the first 1/4-final match of the Champions League with mixed feelings.
He explained that the Amsterdamers did not catch the tactical trap of the team and also praised Daniele Rugani, who had to play as a central defender in the absence of Giorgio Chielenini and Emre Gian who missed the match.
“I was confident that Ruggini would do well, as he is one of Italy’s best defenders, but he is extraordinary when he defends himself, but he has to improve his construction in the rear,” said the Torino coach at the press conference after the match.
“Ajax is not a coincidental 1/4-finals, their team shows good football, they use fairly tight spaces and definitely cause us problems – a very dangerous opponent, we have had a chance to score another goal and get to the victory, but not we were able to do it unfortunately. ”
“Their goal came very quickly after the break, and in fact was an early shock for us, and Ronaldo once again proved to be a player of a different class, just his moves are different from any other player.”
“Unfortunately, Ajax did not grab our tactical trap, and now everything between us and them will be decided on a retrenchment in Turin,” said the specialist.