Rafael van der Vaart wants Tottenham Hotspur to play Ajax in the semi-finals of the Champions League

(L-R) Miguel D'Agostino, Assistant manager, Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur and Jesus Perez, Assistant manager watch the Tottenham Hotspur team train during a Tottenham...

Tottenham Hotspur currently hold a one-goal advantage over Manchester City ahead of their Champions League encounter on Wednesday night.

Rafael van der Vaart of Spurs Legends during the match between Spurs Legends and Inter Forever Legends at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on March 30, 2019 in London, England.

Rafael van der Vaart has admitted that he wants Tottenham to beat Manchester City because it would mean one of his 'favourite' teams would be in the Champions League final.

On Tuesday night, Ajax produced a masterclass performance to knock Juventus out of the Champions League and book their place in the last four.

The Eredivisie club will now be waiting for the outcome of Spurs' clash at Manchester City on Wednesday night, with the away team holding a one-goal lead.

 

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live (16/04/2019 at 10:20 pm), this is what Van Der Vaart had to say about his former clubs.

On Ajax possibly facing Tottenham in the 'Van der Vaart derby': “It's going to be a difficult one,” Van Der Vaart told BBC Radio 5 Live. “I hope so. One of my favourite teams they are going to play the final [if Spurs meet Ajax in semi-finals], so let's hope they can win tomorrow.”

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana during the UEFA Champions League quarter final match between Juventus FC  and Ajax Amsterdam at the Allianz Arena on April 16, 2019 in Turin, Italy

At this moment in time, Barcelona and Ajax are in the last four of the Champions League, with the Spanish club knocking out Manchester United.

As mentioned either City or Spurs will meet Ajax, whilst Liverpool or Porto will have to go through Lionel Messi's Barcelona in order to reach the final.

Last season, Jurgen Klopp's side, who are currently leading the race for the Premier League title, were beaten by Real Madrid in last season's final.

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool reacts as he watches his team train during the Liverpool training session on the eve of the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between...

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