My players are heroes; in the last year I was telling everyone this group are heroes: Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham made their way to the Champions League final in Madrid, after pulling the most dramatic fightback against Ajax.
Liverpool on Tuesday, Tottenham on Wednesday. Which brings out the debate as to which club produced the more incredible comeback to reach next month’s final in Madrid.
Liverpool pulled a 4–0 home win against Barcelona to win 4–3 on aggregate, but Spurs matched Liverpool’s come back which produced three second-half goals in Amsterdam — all three from Brazilian forward Lucas Moura with the last coming in seconds before stoppage time to secure a 3–2 victory on the night.
It reduced Mauricio Pochettino to tears, with the Spurs manager struggling to describe the feeling of guiding the club to their first Champions League final.
“It is difficult with words to describe my emotion,It is one of the most important nights in my life. Thank you to football. My players are heroes; in the last year I was telling everyone this group are heroes.”
“To go to the Champions League final is nothing short of a miracle.”
Ajax players were also in tears and devastated, after Moura netted the winner.
Four times this term, Pochettino’s men have nearly been knocked out of the Champions League.
PSV Eindhoven, Inter Milan and Barcelona in the group stage, but were saved by a late goal on each occasion.
Manchester City in the quarterfinal second leg last month, but Raheem Sterling’s stoppage-time winner, was ruled out by VAR to send Spurs into the semifinals.
Tottenham engineered a dramatic comeback win at Ajax to book their place in the Champions League final.
Spurs meet Liverpool in the final June 1!