Mourinho lauds Spurs ball boy – ‘I wanted to invite him into the dressing room’

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur had an unlikely hero in the Champions League last night as they raced away to a 4-2 win over Olympiacos at the new stadium.

Spurs were 2-0 down by the 20-minute mark, only for Dele Alli to pull them back into the tie just before halftime, with Harry Kane, and Serge Aurier adding second-half strikes.

This sees the Lilywhites qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League for the third year running, after making it all the way to the final last time out.

However, Tottenham and Mourinho had an unlikely hero to thank for their second goal tonight after some quick thinking from a Spurs ball boy.

The lad managed to flick the ball to Serge Aurier quick enough for the right-back to put Moura in behind, who then cut it back for the Kane finish.

Mourinho even went to celebrate with the young boy after the goal went in.

He said (Football London): “To do that you have to be a very good ball boy. I was, between 10 and 16 years old a very good ball boy and he was a very good ball boy. He was reading the game and wasn’t looking at the stands. I wanted to invite him to the dressing room to celebrate with the players but he had disappeared.”

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