Tottenham Hotspur had only ever featured in the Champions League quarter-finals on one occasion before this season.
The club are now preparing for their first ever CL final, after defeating teams such as Borussia Dortmund, Man City, and Ajax over two legs.
Not only this, but Tottenham have bagged at least three goals against all of these opponents in the knockout stages.
Spurs usually look towards Harry Kane for their goals, however, the main man up front hasn’t had the impact he would have liked on the knockouts this season.
Kane missed the 3-0 home win over Borussia Dortmund through injury, before scoring the winner against the same team away from home.
Harry then picked up another ankle ligament injury in the first leg against Man City in the quarter-finals and hasn’t been seen since in the competition.
However, the striker did chip in with some vital group stage goals this season, including two late goals at home to PSV that saw Spurs come from 1-0 down to win the game 2-1.
In a recent interview with Tottenham Hotspur’s official website, Kane revealed some of his favourite personal moments from this season’s campaign:
Tottenham 2-1 PSV – “It was massive, looking back, such a vital game in the campaign,” said Harry. “We hadn’t had the best of starts in the first three games and it was must-win.
“We went behind early and had to stay patient, stay calm. We went a bit more direct, Fernando Llorente managed a perfect lay-off and I hit a bit of a scruffy finish into the corner for 1-1.
“You could tell from the celebrations that the attitude was ‘we need one more, let’s go and get it’ and we put on the pressure and thankfully it came. Ben Davies put in a nice floated ball to the back post, I got good contact and then a bit of luck with the two deflections.
“When you look back now, it’s a vital moment on the way to the final. The winner was massive, okay, we got a bit of luck but we created our own luck in that game. We were the better team, always on the front foot, pushing for goals.
“It kept us alive in the Champions League but we still knew we still had a massive task with the Inter and Barcelona games to follow. We were happy, of course, but we all knew we had two jobs still to do.”
Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Tottenham – “We had a great performance at Wembley, 3-0 up and everyone expects you to easily go through but that first half in Dortmund was difficult. We had to dig deep. We made some great tackles, great blocks, Hugo made some great saves.
“At half-time, we said ‘get a chance, get a goal’ because we knew that would kill the tie. That’s what happened. Moussa put a great ball through to me and I was able to settle myself and put it in the back of the net. We all knew then that they needed five goals and the tie was over.”
Ajax 2-3 Tottenham – “It was a crazy whirlwind of emotions. We did so well to get back into the game through Lucas’ two goals and I remember at that time sitting in the stand expecting us to get the third.
“We just felt it was our time but as the minutes ticked on, Jan hit the crossbar (86 minutes) and you think perhaps it’s not going to be our night after all. You start thinking the worst and that we’re out of the Champions League.
“I was sitting with Davinson and suggested we started to head down to the changing room to be with the lads – just as Moussa kicked the ball up in the air. That got flicked on, Dele flicked it around the corner and from where we were sitting in the stadium it was right in line, so as soon as Lucas shot, we knew it was going in.
“The emotions were mad. We jumped up and sprinted down to the tunnel. When the final whistle went we all ran onto the pitch, I ran and celebrated and just wanted to be with the team. It was great for everyone involved, players, staff, the fans. It was a special night.”
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