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Spurs booked their place in the Champions League final with a sensational defeat of Ajax.

Mauricio Pochettino said his Tottenham team had achieved a near miracle as he reflected on how his “superheroes” had fought back to beat Ajax and set up a mouthwatering Champions League final against Liverpool.

Mauricio Pochettino
Boss Mauricio Pochettino celebrates after the final whistle (Adam Davy/PA)

Lucas Moura scored a dramatic last-minute winner to send Tottenham Hotspur into the final for the first time in its history after an astonishing comeback. Spurs were 2-0 down at half-time in Amsterdam to trail 3-0 on aggregate only for a sensational second-half hat-trick from Moura to edge them through on the away goals rule.

“It’s impossible to explain what I’m feeling,” Brazilian Moura told BT Sport after the game on Wednesday.
“We gave everything on the pitch and deserved this moment — we are family.
“Football is amazing, its gives us moments like this. We cannot imagine. It’s the best moment in my life, and in my career.”

Mauricio Pochettino:

“It is difficult with words to describe my emotion,” he said. “It is one of the most important nights in my life. Thank you to football. My players are heroes; in the last year I was telling everyone this group are heroes.

“To go to the Champions League final is nothing short of a miracle.”

Mauricio Pochettino looks emotional
Pochettino looks emotional after the stunning win (Adam Davy/PA)

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