Tottenham Hotspur came up short in their attempt to be crowned as champions of Europe for the very first time in their history when they lost 2-0 to Liverpool in the final of the Champions League.
After a dramatic European campaign which saw Spurs fight back from the jaws of elimination on more than one occasion, it was a disappointing end in Madrid where a below par performance from the vast majority of Mauricio Pochettino’s side saw them rarely threaten the Reds.
Harry Winks returned to the starting line up following his recent groin operation and the midfielder felt that his side deserved to win the game.
Tottenham’s preparations for the match were thrown off course when Liverpool were awarded a penalty after just 25 seconds when Moussa Sissoko was hardly adjudged to have handled the ball in the penalty area which resulted in Mo Salah giving them the lead.
After the goal, Spurs dominated possesion but were unable to make it count in the final third of the pitch.
“It’s probably one of the most disappointing and difficult nights of my career but the overall feeling in the squad is how immensely proud we are to have got to where we are,” Winks told the official Spurs site.
“In my opinion, of course I’m biased, I believe we should have won but I’m so proud of everyone. It’s been an incredible run for us.
“We gave it a real go, created chances and on another day, we win. It’s an unfortunate one and all I can say is the way we recovered after the early penalty was fantastic. The character of this squad cannot be questioned.”
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