15-year-old admits he has had a surreal week at Tottenham

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Callum Hynes, the ball boy who was praised by new Spurs boss Jose Mourinho for his contribution to Tottenham’s equaliser against Olympiakos has now spoken of his delight at getting a hug from the special one.

Callum was quick to react when the ball went out of play after a tackle on Serge Aurier in the 50th minute and quickly handed another ball to the Spurs right back who then took a quick throw-in for Lucas Moura to run on to.

The Brazilian then squared it for Harry Kane to tap in from close range and bring the score level at 2-2. It was a crucial goal in the context of the game and helped Spurs eventually cruise to victory.

While the whole team ran to celebrate with Kane after the goal, Mourinho ran over to the ball boy, congratulated him for his quick thinking and gave him a warm embrace.

Speaking about the incident, the 15-year-old who is a massive Spurs fan, told the club’s official website, “It’s all a bit surreal. I was just doing my job and I still can’t quite believe what happened.

“I didn’t even see the goal! I was busy getting the ball that had come off (after Masouras tackled Serge) and then I heard the cheer. I turned around and Harry was celebrating.

“I looked at the replay on the screen and watched exactly what happened. You can see from my smile it was just unbelievable. Jose didn’t have to do that. It was really nice of him to come over to me. It’s made my day, my life, really! I love Spurs and it was an amazing moment I’ll never forget.”

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It was great of Mourinho to go out of his way to praise Callum’s efforts for the goal. While there is no doubt that it was quick thinking on the teenager’s part, the cynic in me believes Mourinho is milking the incident in order to quickly get into Spurs fans’ good books.

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