Paul Merson backs Tottenham to reach Champions League final
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Paul Merson backs Tottenham to reach Champions League final

Paul Merson backs Tottenham to reach Champions League final

18 Apr 2019, 05:55

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believes Tottenham have what it takes to reach the Champions League final after their famous win over favorites Manchester City in the quarter-finals. 

Spurs succumbed to a 4-3 loss in the second leg at the Etihad on Wednesday night but progressed into the semi-finals having won the first leg 1-0 last week. 

Merson says Mauricio Pochettino's men deserve huge respect for their heroics against Pep Guardiola's side and praised their mentality. 

"Everybody in Europe will be looking at this result and going 'wow'," Merson told The Debate.

"Second half, Tottenham were pinned back. They could easily have put their heads down and gone 'there's no way we're getting out of this. At 4-2 down, we're out'. But they kept on going.

"Don't take anything away from Tottenham, this is a phenomenal football result and they have every chance of being in the final. Ajax are good but if Tottenham play to their best, they'll have too much for Ajax.

"Tottenham have just beaten one of the best club teams in the world. We go mad over Man City and how good they are. But they've beaten them over two legs." 

Spurs host Ajax at their new stadium for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final match on Tuesday 30th. 

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