Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Martin Jol has revealed how club chairman Daniel Levy reacted after the team found a way to score a very late winning goal to secure a place in the final of the UEFA Champions League next month.
Spurs were the team to knock out Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16 in the competition, despite the fact that many people had the German side down as one of the serious contenders for the trophy.
The reward for beating Dortmund was having to face tough a battle against Premier League champions Manchester City, another team who had been deemed as favourites to win the Champions League.
A dramatic affair saw Spurs secure a place in the semifinal of the competition where they were paired with Dutch giants Ajax.
Tottenham were 3-0 down on aggregate in Amsterdam at halftime on Wednesday night but an absolutely stunning three goals from Lucas Moura saw them snatch a place in the final from Ajax in dramatic fashion with only seconds left on the clock.
“It was a miracle result,” said Jol, speaking on Thursday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
“I was sitting next to Daniel Levy and the Tottenham board and they couldn’t believe their eyes.
“In the first half Ajax were good and Spurs had no energy, they looked tired.
“But in the second half after Mauricio Pochettino’s substitutions, which were spot on, you saw there was a big change in the game and they started believing.
“Ajax have conceded over 30 goals in the Dutch league, so if you put them under pressure like Spurs did in the second half, that’s the way to do it and that’s what they did.”