‘It would be nice if the people in England helped us out’: Danny Rose urges Premier League to do more for English clubs in Europe after Eredivisie support Ajax ahead of Champions League semi-final
- Tottenham are preparing for their Champions League semi-final tie against Ajax
- Mauricio Pochettino’s side face Ajax in the first leg at home next Tuesday
- Ajax will have enjoyed a seven-day rest ahead of the clash in north London
- Eredivisie matches this weekend have been postponed to help out Ajax
- Danny Rose believes the Premier League could have done more to help them
Danny Rose has called on the Premier League to do more for English clubs in Europe after their Dutch counterparts postponed an entire round of Eredivisie fixtures to help Ajax.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham are preparing for their Champions League semi-final first leg with Ajax, who will have enjoyed a seven-day rest ahead of this Tuesday’s clash in north London.
Dutch football authorities have extended their domestic season by moving a round of fixtures due to be played at the weekend to the end of the 2018-19 campaign instead.
Danny Rose has urged the Premier League to do more to help English teams in Europe
Eredivisie have postponed this weekend’s matches to help out Ajax ahead of the semi-final
The Premier League have moved Tottenham’s clash with Bournemouth back by 48 hours ahead of the second leg but Rose believes more could have been done to help their own.
‘I could not believe it when I heard that is what the Dutch are doing,’ Rose said. ‘When you get to this stage of the season, a little bit of fatigue kicks in and every little helps. It would be nice if the people in England took a similar stance and helped us out.
‘Ultimately, it is not Tottenham against Ajax or Liverpool against Barcelona – it is England. We want to bring the Champions League to Tottenham, but also to England.’
Tottenham take on Ajax in the first leg this Tuesday before the second leg on May 8
Tottenham face Ajax in the first leg this Tuesday then the second leg on May 8.
The Premier League have tried to help Spurs and Liverpool, who face Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals, by moving their upcoming matches.
They brought Newcastle v Liverpool forward by a day and Bournemouth v Tottenham by two days.
Liverpool face Barcelona as they look to reach their second straight Champions League final