If it were not for Lucas Moura’s heroics on 11 December 2018, Tottenham Hotspur would not have been preparing for their Champions League final with Liverpool on Saturday!
With Spurs only having to match Inter Milan’s result against PSV Eindhoven on the night, Mauricio Pochettino’s side managed to do that and in doing so, they sent their fans wild on Twitter after the final whistle.
Many had jumped onto the social media site to share their love for the club and their delight that they had managed to pull off what had seemed an unlikely task at the beginning of the game.
Lots of their supporters could not quite believe it had happened, whilst others were beaming with love and pride for their club after their heroic night at the Nou Camp.
Here are just some of their reactions…
How the hell have we done that
— Max (@MaxTallant22) December 11, 2018
Fantastic result and deserved to win on the night… qualified for last 16 #COYS
— Terry Hooper (@thooper50) December 11, 2018
I love you with every fibre of my being
— Tob (@Toby_THFC) December 11, 2018
Proud of you guys.
— JaiP (@JaiP72) December 11, 2018
So proud of our club!
— Spurs Ladies Supporters Club (@thlfcsg) December 12, 2018
Don't think my heart can take anymore!! Love this team so much xxx
— Judith Burr (@BurrJudith) December 11, 2018
Deserved! Well done boys! You've made us proud! #COYS
— Nick Davison (@nick_davison10) December 11, 2018
As mentioned, the point helped Tottenham keep their place in the tournament and seems to have spurred (pun intended) them on in the competition.
Following their home defeat to the Spanish outfit, Tottenham were not expected to get too much out of the game and many would have felt that the club were already destined to be going out of Europe’s elite competition.
Moura, who coincidently is not averse to being the hero for Spurs when it matters this season, managed to score a late equaliser against Barcelona to send the club on their way into the knockout rounds and the rest has since become history.
Impressive performances against Borussia Dortmund were followed up with exceptional performances against Premier League champions Manchester City before their famous night in Ajax, with the Brazil international playing a crucial role in that tie as well.
If Tottenham can pull off a victory against Liverpool in the final on Saturday night (and just imagine the scenes if Moura comes up with one of his special trademark late winners!), the Spurs section of Twitter will surely be full of love from their fans once again.
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