first_imgIf Tottenham Hotspur have it all to do in the Champions League semi-final second leg tie with Ajax  having lost 1-0 in north London last week.Thankfully, things are beginning to look a little more positive for Spurs with Erik Lamela and Serge Aurier back in contention for the match after injuries and Heung-Min Son returning after suspension. deals Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino gives instructions to Dele Alli in the first leg against Ajax. Manager Mauricio Pochettino is still without Harry Winks, Harry Kane and the ineligible Vincent Janssen, while Davinson Sanchez has joined the list of absentees with a thigh problem.Liverpool’s incredible comeback victory over Barcelona will have lifted Spurs’ spirits too and hopefully given them the belief anything is possible in a game of football.But how will Pochettino set up his team given they struggled so much in the first-half against Ajax in the first leg. The fact Sissoko is likely to play from the start should help but a tactical switch could also occur.So, how will Tottenham line-up? We’ve predicted their XI below. no dice ADVICE shining LATEST Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REPLY 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury tense Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 2 huge blow Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker Having played a back-five to start in the first leg, Spurs should now revert to a back-four handing them an extra man in midfield to stymie the talented Ajax player who ran rings around them early on last Tuesday.Heung-Min Son will replace Fernando Llorente and offer a twin threat with Lucas Moura, pinning the Dutch outfits backline into a deeper position.Sissoko alongside Victor Wanyama should help avoid the gaping holes in front of the defence which allowed Erik ten Haag’s side to score their opening goal in the tie, while it will allow Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen to play in freer roles, while covering Frenkie de Jong and any passing options when Spurs don’t have the ball. Is this the XI Pochettino will play against Ajax? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Liverpool will play either Ajax or Tottenham in the Champions League final. Tune into talkSPORT this evening to hear full commentary of their semi-final second leg clash, live from Amsterdam!last_img read more