Before this season, Tottenham had only ever made it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, and even then they were battered by Real Madrid.
It looked as if the FA Cup or League Cup would be Spurs’ best chance to end their decade-long trophy drought, however, they were knocked out of both within a week of each other.
Despite this, Spurs were still in the Premier League title race, just behind Liverpool and Man City. However, once again, it proved to be a step too far and Tottenham drifted away, finally finishing in fourth.
So, just the Champions League left as the only hope of silverware, surely not, right?
Spurs made history by beating Manchester City across two legs in the quarter-finals to reach their first ever Champions League semi, an achievement in itself.
However, they were not done there, after a crazy comeback against Ajax saw them qualify for the final itself.
Pochettino led the passionate celebrations in Amsterdam, but how will he react if Spurs win the entire competition?
He said (Football London): “I don’t know. I’m very spontaneous. I never prepare. I’m not an actor. I am a normal person in front of you. I don’t know. I am going to express what happens, happens and it will be a very natural spontaneous reaction. Of course, at the moment we are enjoying the preparation and it’s difficult for me to think about in case something happens. For it’s most important to be focused and my dream is to provide the team with the best platform to perform on Saturday. We’ll see. Maybe I am so relaxed, maybe I cry, maybe I jump. I prefer to stay relaxed now and be focused and what happens, happens in the moment.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
Watching the passion on the players’ faces after the Ajax win was one of my favourite Tottenham memories. The joy on the faces of the staff, the manager, the chairman, and even the lads not involved in the game. It really brought the club and squad together, and I would give anything to see Pochettino roaring around Atletico Madrid’s stadium on Saturday night.
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