Tottenham news: Mauricio Pochettino not happy Ajax get the weekend off before Champions League semi-final clash


Tottenham news: Mauricio Pochettino not happy Ajax get the weekend off before Champions League semi-final clash

Mauricio Pochettino claims it is ‘not fair’ that Ajax will get an extended break ahead of their Champions League semi-final clash.

Tottenham Hotspur play at home to West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday before the first leg of their last-four tie against the Dutch team.

Mauricio Pochettino was not happy with the decision to give Ajax the weekend off

They will play Ajax at their new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday before the return leg in Amsterdam the following Wednesday.

Ajax have been given a slight advantage, though, as the Dutch football authorities have postponed this weekend’s Eredivisie fixtures to give them more time to prepare for the first leg.

Ajax players celebrate their win against Juventus

All games were cancelled to avoid their opponenets, De Graafschap, from playing at the end of the season once other games have taken place, potentially compromising the competition.

Pochettino does not feel the postponement is fair on his team.

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He said: “It is difficult. I understand that in this type of situation everyone can have an opinion.

“I know very well the Premier League and FA have tried to help.

“It’s true that the Premier League is very different to the Dutch league, the fact or the reality is they are not going to play. I think it’s not fair.”