Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that Spurs’ run to the Champions League semi-final is a ‘dream’ – insisting that ‘anything is possible’ in their pursuit of European glory.
Spurs face Ajax in their stunning new stadium this evening for a place in the Madrid finale in June after knocking Man City out of the Champions League in dramatic fashion earlier this month.
The encounter against the Dutch giant killers is Spurs‘ first European Cup semi-final since back in 1962, when they lost to eventual winners Benfica, and speaking ahead of the first leg at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, Mauricio Pochettino went full-on Buzz Lightyear.
“You need to set your dreams to infinity and beyond,” said Pochettino at his pre-match presser.
“When you achieve things it’s because you dream them. To be in the Champions League semi-final with Tottenham was a dream five years ago – but we’re living the dream.
“You know we must always dream for the moon if you want to get something in the sky.”
If Spurs get through the two-legged tie, they will face either Liverpool or Barcelona in the final on June 1st, and the Argentine insisted that anything is possible for his side.
“We have a spirit in the team that we can achieve anything and all is possible – that’s our strength,” he added.
“We have a great opportunity to be here playing the semi-final. It has not happened often.
“We must show respect for our opponents and Ajax fully deserve to be where they are. It’s going to be a very competitive game.”