Tottenham star, Lucas Moura, has revealed that the club’s boss, Mauricio Pochettino gave an inspirational speech at half-time to help inspire them to victory over Ajax.
Tottenham defeated Ajax 3-2 after a superb hat-trick from Moura.
Tottenham were beaten 1-0 from the first leg and Ajax’s captain Matthijs de Ligt scored after just five minutes in Amsterdam with Hakim Ziyech doubling the Dutch club’s lead to 3-0 on aggregate in the first half.
However, Moura said that a rousing speech from Pochettino at break had an impact on him and his team-mates.
They went on to win the clash on away goals as the tie finished 3-3 on aggregate.
“In the changing room, the gaffer said we need to score one goal,” Moura said to Spurs TV.
“If we score one goal we are in the game and when I scored the first, it gave us a lot of motivation to keep working and to keep fighting.
“After the second one, that’s football, everything is possible and we needed to believe.
“I always say that we need to believe and I believed.
“If we play like this, everything is possible.”
Tottenham will face Liverpool on June 1, with the Reds likely to be tipped as favourites.