Tottenham 0 – Ajax 1
Ajax recorded yet another impressive away win in the Champions League at Tottenham on Tuesday night.
Donny van de Beek scored the only goal of the game after 15 minutes to leave Spurs with a mountain to climb.
Tottenham have now lost four of their last five matches in all competitions.
Bournemouth & Ajax 2nd leg
Can Tottenham turn the semifinal around in the second leg in Amsterdam next week?
Before that match at Ajax, Spurs return to Premier League duty this weekend when they travel to Bournemouth.
Spurs will be looking for a positive reaction at the Vitality Stadium as they close in on a top four finish.
Jan Vertonghen injury update
Tottenham’s injury list grew in the Ajax match on Tuesday.
Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen was subbed out the game in the first half after he was busted open and concussed.
Vertonghen tried to continue before he collapsed on the sidelines.
Vertonghen’s injury recycled questions about the concussion protocol in football.
Should the defender have been allowed back on the pitch? Should FIFA impose fixed rules for treating players after head injuries?
After the match Mauricio Pochettino was asked about Vertonghen’s health. The Spurs boss said:
I was not involved. It was the doctor’s decision. It’s so important that the rules and the protocols are there and our medical staff followed the protocols.
The referee asked and the action we needed to take was to take him out because he did not feel well.
Now he is OK, now he is good. He was walking away [from the stadium], he was more relaxed. You need to keep eyes watching him and monitor him because it was a big knock but at the moment he is OK.