Wow. Mission impossible? Accomplished!
For long patches of this crucial Champions League against Barcelona at the Nou Camp, it looked very much that it was not going to be Spurs night. But thanks to Inter Milan failing to beat PSV Eindoven, this battling draw was enough to bring Spurs through to the knockout stages.
Yes, Barcelona made numerous changes resting the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez (and others) but Barcelona at the Nou Camp is still a huge challenge no matter what.
Worse still for Spurs, as speedy Ousmane Dembele punished Kyle Walker-Peters’ mistake early on to make qualification a mountain to climb. But to their immense credit, Spurs took the game to Barcelona and while many gild-edged chances were created, the finishing was less than clinical.
With Inter drawing, Spurs needed a goal to give themselves a chance. With Messi on the pitch for the last thirty minutes, Spurs also needed to ensure that nothing was given away on the other end.
And so, the match was on a knife’s edge and into the last five minutes when Harry Kane was sent away by Erik Lamela, centred and there was Lucas Moura to complete a brilliant move and give Spurs hope.
Everybody related to Spurs had a nervy final minutes but in the end, Spurs had done what looked impossible after three games! Congrats to Mauricio Pochettino and the team!
COME ON YOU SPURS!!!