Tottenham Hotspur have clutched victory from the jaws of defeat so many times this season in the Champions League.
An 89th-minute winner against PSV, an 80th-minute winner against Inter Milan, and an 85th-minute equaliser against Barcelona in Tottenham’s final three group stage games sealed a spot in the knockouts.
Spurs then beat the then German League leaders, Borussia Dortmund, both home and away to book a date with Man City.
With just 15 minutes to go against City, Llorente scored the goal that could take his side through, before Raheem Sterling had his effort ruled out by VAR in the dying seconds.
Then, last night, Lucas Moura scored a second-half hat-trick, including a 96th-minute winner to book Tottenham a spot in the Champions League final.
It’s almost as if the stars have been aligning for Spurs to lift the trophy, their first piece of silverware in 11 years.
Club legend Graham Roberts believes Tottenham already have their name on it.
He told TalkSPORT: “I told you last time, everybody wrote us off after three games but then we beat PSV and Inter Milan and went to Barcelona and outplayed them.
“Everybody was writing us off, saying we’re lucky to get through, then we play Borussia Dortmund, top of the league in Germany, and we gave them a thrashing 4-0.
“Then we get drawn against Man City and people said we’re out now, we’ve got no chance, and we done them over two legs.
“And now we’ve done Ajax.
“I said from the day we beat Dortmund that we’ll win this cup.
“It’s going to be a great final between two English teams and you have to go there and play, but these players want to win this trophy for this manager, the supporters and the club.
“Our name is written on it.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
I wish I could have the confidence of Roberts, but Spurs do have a real chance of lifting the trophy this year. Perhaps the best chance they will ever have. Liverpool are by far the favourites, but Spurs have given them two good games so far this season, and will be well versed with what the Premier League side offer. Could it really be coming home to Tottenham?
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