Matthijs De Ligt may well be the most promising footballer in world footballer at this very moment, but was given a brutal footballing education on Wednesday night.
The Ajax skipper was unable to help his slide slipping to a 3-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in Amsterdam as the north Londoners completed a sensational comeback.
De Ligt, who is wanted by some of Europe’s biggest clubs in the upcoming summer transfer window, got the last touch on Lucas Moura’s goalbound effort and could only crumple to the floor as it beat Andre Onana.
But the writing was on the wall much earlier on in the night for the 19-year-old.
When out of position from an attacking free kick, the centre-back charged forward to tackle the England international.
But Rose had other ideas and calmly slotted the ball through the youngster’s legs as football players of every age and every level let out a collective groan in unison.
Not only was the starlet embarrassed in front of millions watching on the television, Rose went on to set up a crucial goal which helped Spurs complete the greatest Champions League comeback since Tuesday now.
You feel as though De Ligt will get his chance to compete for silverware throughout his career as the composed and cultured defender has defied his tender years to lead this young side all the way to the semi-finals.
But his pain was further exacerbated with a cruel nutmeg. Check out what fans had to say below!