Lost for words. At half-time, three goals down in the tie, Spurs were down and out. But somehow the players dug deep and produced a miracle to claw back that deficit and win in the dying seconds.
The first goal in the 2nd half would be crucial for either side. If Ajax were to get that goal then it would really be game over. Instead the mercurial Lucas Moura scored twice in 4 minutes and suddenly Spurs just needed one more goal to win the tie, and with 30 minutes left.
Spurs certainly tried their best in that time remaining, riding their luck at times, as Ajax spurned good chances to put the tie to bed. Then a long hopeful ball from Moussa Sissoko was deflected by Fernando Llorente into the path of Dele Alli who slipped the ball to Moura and his finishing was clinical.
Silence in the Johan Cryuff Arena as the Ajax players collapsed onto the pitch, the Spurs players celebrated wildly and manager Mauricio Pochettino was visibly moved to tears.
How? A combination of good luck, Ajax’s naive arrogance and Spurs’ belief in themselves to force turn this impossible task their way. That is what wins games – the belief to keep going, never giving up and striking when the chance appears.
An amazing achievement! What a season!!
COME ON YOU SPURS!!!