Tottenham Hotspur are through to the Champions League final! That’s a line you’ll be reading plenty of on Spurs Web today.
Spurs came from three goals down in the tie against Ajax last night to go through on away goals, courtesy of a Lucas Moura hat-trick.
Here are five things we learned from the win:
They’ve done it!
Tottenham Hotspur have qualified for their first ever Champions League final, and they did it the only way they know how, the hard way. After losing the first match 1-0, Spurs made the worst possible start by heading in at half time 2-0 down last night and 3-0 on aggregate. However, a second-half hattie from little Lucas stunned Amsterdam into silence, and set North London alight.
Lucas a bargain
Tottenham Hotspur bought Lucas Moura for just £23m back in January 2018 (BBC). The Brazilian winger is actually the newest Spurs lad on the block due to a lack of recent transfer activity. Moura had fallen out of favour at PSG and only played a bit part role in his first season at Spurs. Even this year, Moura has been in and out of the team, but look at him now! Worth every single penny for this night alone!
Harry Kane was one of the first to sprint onto the pitch come full time, as he put any questions over the strength of his ankle to rest. The England captain and Spurs fans everywhere will now be praying he can return to fitness in time for the final on June 1st.
Lloris has been a figure of ridicule this season for some high profile mistakes, but the Spurs captain was on top form last night. The Frenchman was able to keep the breaking Ajax frontline at bay just long enough for Spurs to pounce and grab the winner. Everyone played their part last night, and without Lloris, Ajax would have surely been home and dry.
Best and worst of Tripps
Trippier marking De Ligt from corners. Trippier giving the ball away in the build-up to Ajax’s second goal. The right-back was having a game from hell. However, after Spurs came out on the front foot in the second 45, Tripps looked a different player. The right-back was a constant threat down that wing, and played a pivotal role in Moura’s equaliser, as well as numerous other attacks. If only he could sort out his defending.
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