Matthijs De Ligt responds when asked if he wants Tottenham Hotspur or Manchester City in next round

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur side are due to face Manchester City in the Champions League later this evening.

Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between Excelsior v Ajax at the Van Donge & De Roo Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Rotterdam Netherlands

Ajax’s Matthijs De Ligt has told BT Sport, during their live coverage on 16th April, that he has no preference over whether he would rather face Tottenham Hotspur or Manchester City in the semi-final of the Champions League.

Ajax made it through against Juventus with a stunning display last night, and they now await the winner of Tottenham’s tie against City this evening.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side currently hold the advantage in the fixture, after winning the first-leg 1-0.

 

But the centre-back insists that Ajax will have to be at their best, regardless of whether they face Tottenham or City.

He said: “No, no. I don’t have any preference. We will see who comes to the semi-final when we have to show the same as today.”

Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax during the UEFA Champions League  match between Ajax v Real Madrid at the Johan Cruijff Arena on February 13, 2019 in Amsterdam Netherlands

De Ligt was the hero last night as his towering header proved to be the decisive goal as Ajax beat Juve.

Ajax have been outstanding in this year’s Champions League and will pose a tough test to either Spurs or City.

De Ligt has actually been linked with a move to Spurs in Football London for £50 million, but the Dutchman may have bigger moves on offer now, with his reputation growing by the game. 

Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax celebrates 3-1 during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between Ajax v ADO Den Haag at the Johan Cruijff Arena on December 2, 2018 in Amsterdam Netherlands

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