Tottenham Hotspur pulled off one of the greatest Champions League comebacks ever seen in the competition when they took on Ajax in the semi-finals.
Spurs went 2-0 down on the night and 3-0 down on aggregate in Amsterdam in the second leg, seemingly just 45 minutes away from getting knocked out.
However, a second-half hat-trick from Lucas Moura, including an incredible last-minute winner, saw Spurs clutch victory from the jaws of defeat.
Tottenham were sent into dreamland, as the final whistle confirmed their first ever Champions League final.
A big force behind Tottenham’s rise in recent years has been chairman Daniel Levy, who has kept the club in profit, and masterminded the building of a new stadium and training ground.
However, Hugo Lloris has now revealed that Levy is, in fact, rather shy when it comes to human interactions, and the pair only chat around five times a year.
He did reveal that the Spurs squad made Levy join in after the Ajax win though, which is nice to hear.
Lloris said (L’Equipe – as quoted by Sport Witness): “It’s true that, with him, the business side is more visible than the human side. He doesn’t show anything, but in Amsterdam, after qualifying for the final, we made him jump around and dance in the dressing room, so I think he’s a bit shy. And his track record is incredible.
“I speak with him four to five times a year, and he sends messages, sometimes… But he isn’t like ‘Loulou’ Nicollin or Maurice Cohen, my president at Nice, or even Jean-Michel Aulas, for whom I have a lot of admiration and ensured life at Lyon was really pleasant. In our relationship with Levy at Spurs, there is no paternalism”.
Spurs Web Opinion:
I believe that Levy gets far too much stick from some Spurs fans. We have a chairman who, instead of driving us into the ground with debt, keeps us in profit, builds us the best facilities, and attempts to grow the club the right way. I can’t argue with the work he has done over the last decade, and I have faith that money will be spent when it is available.
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