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Martin Keown tips Tottenham attacker Heung-Min Son to expose Ajax weakness

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Martin Keown tips Tottenham attacker Heung-Min Son to expose Ajax weakness

Martin Keown believes that Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son could expose a weakness down the flank against Ajax on Wednesday night.

Spurs travel to Amsterdam for a Champions League semi-final second leg and currently trail 1-0 on aggregate.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are boosted by the return of key attacker Son, who missed the first leg through suspension.

Liverpool wait in the final for either Spurs or Ajax, after they managed to stun Barcelona by beating them 4-0 on Tuesday at Anfield.

Pundit Keown feels that Spurs could have some joy against an impressive Ajax team if they target their right-back area.

“Ajax’s right-hand side could be key for Tottenham on Wednesday night,” Keown wrote in the Daily Mail.

“Joel Veltman is likely to start at right back with Hakim Ziyech ahead of him on the wing. Ziyech has a tendency to vacate his post. He can drift into the centre, sometimes even towards the left side.

 

“His touch map in Ajax’s return leg against Juventus clearly shows that. That is where the pace of Son Heung-min can hurt Ajax. The South Korean will look to get in behind before the likes of Matthijs de Ligt or Frenkie de Jong can cover for Ziyech.”

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TBR’s View:

Son is going to cause any defender a nightmare if he gets them one-on-one and he’s going to be pivotal if Spurs are to overturn their deficit.

They can take tremendous heart from what Liverpool did on Tuesday, as they fought back from being 3-0 down after the first leg.

Ajax look such a potent attack that they will be confident of scoring, but aren’t faultless at the back and their best European performances this campaign have come away from home.

Spurs have shown they can mix it with the best and now have one of their best players returning to the side.

Son has 20 goals across all competitions this season and should perhaps look to drift out wide to the left touchline.

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