Tottenham Hotspur legend Ledley King literally had one hand on the Champions League trophy last Saturday, as he carried the trophy out alongside Ian Rush.
Unfortunately, despite beating Borussia Dortmund, Man City, and Ajax on the route to the final, Liverpool proved to be one step too far for Spurs.
They conceded within a minute in the most agonising way, by conceding a penalty and watching Mo Salah smash it home.
Spurs then dominated the possession, shots, and shots on target, but failed to convert their time on the ball into big chances and, more crucially, goals.
Liverpool were eventually able to add a second as Tottenham pushed to the equaliser, securing a 2-0 victory and the Champions of Europe title.
However, ex-Spurs man Ledley King is keen to concentrate on the positives, and is already looking forward to the future, insisting that the next aim is to win the prestigious competition.
King said (Tottenham): “It was natural for everyone to be disappointed after the game but then quickly my mind started thinking about the job the team did to get there and what an unbelievable achievement and experience it was. I’ve said before how proud I was of the team and everyone at the Club. They’ve given us all brilliant memories.
“We deserved to be in the final, without doubt. You don’t get there by accident, there are too many top-class teams involved.
“We beat some top teams along the way. It was a brilliant achievement. We were disappointed with the result in the final but it’s something that the Club can build on, knowing that we can compete at the highest level.
“The next step is to try to win it. Liverpool lost out in the final last season and they used that experience of having been there before. That was arguably the difference between the teams because there wasn’t much in the game at all.
“The experience will be invaluable and the disappointment will drive the players on. I’ve no doubt about that. The players will all want to get back there and take us one step further.”
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