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Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham celebrate their incredible comeback
Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham celebrate their incredible comeback

Mauricio Pochettino, Lucas Moura, Christian Eriksen, Harry Kane and Danny Rose react to Tottenham's astonishing victory over Ajax in the Champions League semi-finals.

Tottenham replicated Liverpool's Champions League miracle as Lucas Moura's dramatic second-half hat-trick set up a stunning 3-2 win over Ajax - and an all-English final in Madrid on June 1.

Here, we have quotes and videos from Tottenham's heroes of the night - including the man that led them into their first ever European Cup final - as well as reaction from the pundits.

Mauricio Pochettino

The Tottenham boss told BT Sport: "It's still difficult to talk. Thank you football, thank you these guys, my players. This type of emotion without football I think is impossible to live. I am so grateful to be a coach and to be in football and to be living this type of moment."

"I think everyone deserves it in this club, with all the tough times we've had in the five years that we have been here. To have the chance to play a final is amazing. I want to remember my family, it is for them too. For the people who support us in that moment, it is amazing to reward them."

Pochettino also paid tribute to Lucas' three-goal showing in Amsterdam: "They are all heroes but he is a superhero. Unbelievable hat-trick. He deserves it, he is a great guy."

In the press conference, Pochettino said: "It's difficult with words to describe my feelings and my emotions.

"I think it's one of the most important nights in my life. How the game finished, everything that happened, the first half, how we planned to play, how the plan was down after three minutes when we conceded the goal, and I think everything was amazing.

"The most important thing I want to say is to congratulate my players. They own the football, they delivered a great job. For me, they are heroes. I've told you the last six months, I repeat this sentence.

"I think they are superheroes now. To get the club to the final of the Champions League I think is very close to a miracle.

"No one believed in us from the beginning of the season. We are so close to the top four and have the opportunity in Madrid to play the final against Liverpool.

"It is an amazing season in our new home. This chapter that we're going to close now, until June 1, it can be amazing to close the chapter playing a final. In case we won it should be an amazing book."

On the final against Liverpool, he said: "Allow me to relax a little bit, there is going to be time to talk about Liverpool. I want to congratulate Jurgen Klopp and all the players and Liverpool, because I think they were amazing.

"We enjoyed a lot, watching the tie against Barcelona, they are heroes too and of course it is going to be an amazing final between two English teams that for sure we are going to enjoy."

Lucas Moura

Lucas Moura told BT Sport: "It's impossible to explain how I'm feeling. It's difficult to play here against Ajax but I always believed in my team-mates. We have a lot of qualities even without key players.

"We need to fight in every game like this."

On his hat-trick, Lucas added: "It's amazing. Football gives moments like this that we cannot imagine, so we need to enjoy.

"It's the best moment in my career. I only need to say thank you to my team-mates because what I am living here is unbelievable."

Christian Eriksen

Spurs star Christian Eriksen said: "I think it was a ridiculous game again. We were far down and we tried to fight back and in the end we were just lucky, lucky we scored.

"It's a dream to reach the Champions League final. We wouldn't have been able to look at ourselves in the mirror if we'd gone down 3-0 or 4-0.

"It was not tactical today, it was more of a fight, more heart."

On hat-trick hero Lucas, Eriksen added: "I hope he gets a statue in England after this."

Danny Rose

The defender said: "We saw Liverpool last night and it just goes to show it's not over until it's over. The gaffer mentioned it (Liverpool's win against Barcelona) at the hotel before we left and he just said 'that's the right attitude'.

"He doesn't mind losing but we have to lose in the right way. Had we not won tonight he would have been very proud of how we finished the game.

"We're lucky that we've gone through and we look forward to the final."

Harry Kane

Harry Kane, who missed the match through injury, said: "I'm just speechless. I'm a fan first and foremost, I want to win. I know how much it means to the club and everyone involved with the club - the players, the manager, the staff, the chairman.

"As a player I'm looking at the game and thinking 'what would I be doing if I was out there' and things like that. It's hard to switch off from that mode.

"The lads dug deep, showed heart, showed character, showed passion and that's all we asked for. Just an incredible game.

"Over the two legs we probably didn't play as well as we'd have liked but we found a way and that's what football's about. We found a way to beat Ajax, even when we're not at our best and that shows a really good team."

Kane is optimistic about recovering from an ankle injury in time to play in the final on June 1.

"Hopefully. Rehab is going well so far. I start straight-line running this week. We'll see. So far so good, so if it carries on as it should I would hope to be. There's still a few weeks to go."

With Spurs having progressed through two rounds without him and Lucas racking up three goals on Wednesday, Kane added: "We beat City, we beat Ajax in the semi... I've got to start training even harder and prove myself in front of the gaffer!

"Hopefully I'll be back fit and try to get a starting place."

Erik Ten Hag

Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag said: "I am very proud of this team and that they have made it this far and the developments in the team. We have had a great run. I said it in the dressing room, for today and tomorrow we can find no words.

"We will have to deal with it, we will have to regain our composure, we owe that to ourselves and our fans. We have had a great season.

"I told the players that it was hard to find the words and that football is cruel.

"This is the cruel side that we have to endure tonight. We have to go on, when you are so close, the players realise that and you need time to get that sorted out."

Pundits Rio Ferdinand, Glenn Hoddle and BT Sport host Gary Lineker

More reaction

Prince William tweeted from the official Kensington Palace Twitter account: "Two English teams in the Champions League final! Congratulations Spurs on yet another incredible comeback! W"

Cesc Fabregas tweeted: "Credit where it's due. What a come back from Spurs. What a coach Pochettino is."

BBC pundit Chris Sutton tweeted: "A lesson in life from Liverpool and Spurs in the last two nights. All the skill in the world but it was guts, drive and courage which saw them through..."

And the understandably excitable Gary Lineker sent a number of increasingly astonished tweets as the evening unfolded, ending in simply: "Oh my God".

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