Spurs star admits he ‘never thought’ Tottenham could reach CL final

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Dom Le Roy

If you had suggested to Spurs fans at the start of the season that their team will make it to the finals of the Champions League, even the most optimistic of them would have likely asked you to get your head examined.

The prospect looked even bleaker three games into the tournament when the Lilywhites found themselves joint bottom of their group with just one point on the board.

Fast forward 7 months or so, and the Lilywhites now find themselves just one step away from winning the biggest prize in European football.

Danny Rose, who is currently Tottenham’s longest-serving player, has admitted that he never once dreamed of being able to reach the finals of the Champions League in the 12 years he has been at the club.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the 28-year-old said, “Since I’ve been at the club, being in a Champions League final has never ever entered my thought process. We’ve got to one Carabao Cup final and two FA Cup semis, we’ve huffed and puffed in the league and ultimately never come close.

“Now we’re 90 minutes away from maybe lifting the Champions League, I never thought that could happen at Tottenham. It shows you anything can happen in football.”

The England fullback, who threatened to consider his future at Tottenham if the club didn’t bring in quality players a couple of years ago, (The Sun), admitted that the manager deserves credit for trusting his squad.

He added, “We don’t know the ins and outs and why the club hasn’t signed anybody. You can either take it that the manager has got full confidence in what he’s worked with, or you can take it that nobody wants to join Tottenham and the club hasn’t been able to provide the funds to buy anyone.

“Despite what I may have said in the past, the manager believes in his way, we’re all behind his way, and look what it’s brought us.

“It’s brought us to a Champions League final, another year of Champions League football next season, a lot of credit should go towards the manager, we’ve all done ever so well.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Tottenham fans were extremely displeased at the start of the season after the club failed to add a single player to the squad, with many feeling the squad will struggle. However, this team is now just one step away from becoming the greatest Tottenham side in history.

We at Spurs Web believe winning the Champions League would surpass all of the other club’s achievement including the double in 1961, the UEFA Cups and FA Cup triumphs.

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