Tottenham Hotspur and Mauricio Pochettino’s very first Champions League Final was a dream journey with a heartbreaking result.
Spurs defied the odds time and time against to qualify for that final match in Madrid against Liverpool but it was a step too far for the unlikely challengers.
Tottenham had managed to knock out the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Man City, and Ajax along the way in sensational fashion, but fell to a 2-0 defeat in the final.
This came after Moussa Sissoko gave away a penalty via a handball in the first minutes of the match against the Reds, with the spot-kick being dispatched by Mo Salah.
A team simply cannot prepare for going behind so early in a CL Final and it seemed to suck the life out of Spurs.
However, Pochettino has now revealed that he wants to reach more Champions League Finals with Tottenham, but insists that the game is about glory and winning those matches.
When asked if he feels the club can reach further Champions League finals, he said (Football London): “That is my wish. Football for me is about the glory. There is nothing more important than the glory. When you win, how you feel, there is not another thing you can find like it,” he said.
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“Of course I am suffering [after the final]. This is my sixth season here and I am in an unbelievable environment here. The training ground is amazing and we have the best stadium in the world, but football is about glory, it is about winning.
“Of course you can be frustrated and disappointed sometimes. The challenge is to get back there and I told you we are going to fight to try to make this possible to try to change the history of this club.
“Of course this is going to be difficult but football is not an ordinary business. That said, there are still some principles you have to respect. Difficult times can happen and arrive and you have to have different tools to fight against this situation.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
I can’t help but feel that was the best chance Spurs will get to win the Champions League in some time. The defeat, and the way the final played out, still hurts me to this day. At this stage, I just think this squad is in desperate need of any trophy, with the FA Cup looking most likely.