Pundit View: Alasdair Gold tells Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen to step up vs Ajax

Football.London’s Tottenham Hotspur correspondent Alasdair Gold has called on Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli to step up and prove that they belong at this level in the Champions League semi-final first leg clash against Ajax on Tuesday.

What’s the situation?

Well, the north London outfit welcome the Eredivisie giants to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium looking to take an advantage ahead of the second leg in Amsterdam, but they will be without the injured Harry Kane and the suspended Son Heung-Min.

As a result there will be a bigger onus on both Eriksen’s and Alli’s shoulders to deliver for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, whether it be in terms of goals or assists.

Gold tweeted on Tuesday: “Massive night for Spurs and Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli in particular. Those two have the ability to sparkle on any stage and if they can bring their A game tonight then that should make all the difference for Spurs going forward. Time to show this is their level.”

Is he right?

He certainly is.

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Neither player has been at their best this season in terms of consistent form, but they are two stars their teammates will be looking at to make a difference against Ajax.

Tottenham may not have such a great chance of reaching the Champions League final again, and they must take the opportunity rather than bottling it – something we have seen from them on many occasions previously.

In addition, Eriksen and Alli are two players that are yet to prove themselves at the very highest level by helping Spurs win trophies – now is their ideal chance to be an influential part of a team to do exactly that.

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