Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed how things went for him and the boys after the memorable match away at Ajax a couple of weeks ago.
Tottenham appeared to have played out the most dramatic game of the season when they lost 4-3 at the Etihad stadium against Manchester City – a result which saw them progress to the semifinals of the Champions League via the away goals rule.
But little did Spurs fans know that the drama in Manchester would actually be topped by something simply special in the next stage of the competition.
Ajax had taken a commanding lead in the tie and at halftime, Spurs appeared to be very much dead and burried.
However, a stunning hattrick from Brazilian star Lucas Moura saw Tottenham snatch a place in the final away from Ajax in the dying seconds of the game.
Pochettino has admitted that he and the rest of the team simply could not go to bed after that night.
“The best memory is when we finished, it was amazing – a big hug with my people, my son, the players, the staff. It’s an amazing memory.” the Spurs boss told talkSPORT
“We got back to the lodge at Tottenham, were sitting on the sofa, watching the repeat of the match and we opened a bottle of Argentinan red wine. It was 3 o’clock that we arrived at the lodge and it was difficult to go to sleep because we were still in disbelief over what had happened a few hours before.”