Tottenham Hotspur were left heartbroken following their Champions League final defeat to Liverpool.
It looked as if Spurs would not even be in the final in Madrid when Mauricio Pochettino’s side found themselves 3-0 down on aggregate to Ajax in the second leg of the semi-final.
Lucas Moura produced a stunning second half hat-trick in Amsterdam to book his side’s place in the final for the first time in their history.
The Brazilian’s performance was certainly one of the best seen in a Spurs shirt for many years, however his joy was soon to be cut short.
Despite his heroics in Holland, Moura found himself somewhat remarkably left out of Mauricio Pochettino’s starting eleven for the European showpiece. The Spurs boss instead deciding to recall Harry Kane in his place following his return to fitness from an ankle injury.
Moura insists that he holds no resentment against Pochettino for the snub and instead showed great compassion with his boss for having to make such a difficult call.
He told The Sun: “Of course it was difficult because every player wants to play. But it was even more..to lose the game.
“I really think we could win this trophy. We had quality for this.
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