Tottenham Hotspur silence every critic last night as they came from behind and defied the odds to beat Ajax in the Champions League semi-final.
Ajax had previously gone 2-0 up on the night and sat 3-0 up on aggregate at half-time, seemingly giving Spurs no chance of survival.
However, after an inspired performance from every single Spurs player, particularly Lucas Moura, Tottenham clawed their way back into the tie.
Moura slotted home two goals in four minutes early on in the half to give Spurs a lifeline, before guiding home a 96th-minute winner to book Tottenham’s place in the final.
If not for Moura’s heroics, my man of the match would have gone to Danny Rose, as the left-back wore his heart on his sleeve and covered that entire left flank all night.
The defender hit back at comments from Ruud Gullit after the full-time whistle, as he labelled the former football star as ‘rude’.
Rose said (Express): “Seeing people’s comments like Ruud Gullit, after the first game, and how rude he was.
“It’s nice we fought back tonight and hopefully shut him up.
“He was very critical of individual players and saying how bad we were technically and he’s bang out of order for that.
“That was fuel to the fire and hopefully he eats his words after tonight.”
Gullit said that Wanyama, Rose, and Alli were all technically bad after the defeat in the first leg.
“I’m very proud of them.”
“But a lot of players, disappointing. Dele Alli…so bad!”
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) April 30, 2019
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