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Pochettino: Spurs are still ‘living a dream’ but will finish league season ‘the right way’

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham are still ‘living a dream’ following their Champions League heroics, but will finish their league season ‘the right way’.

Spurs qualified for the Champions League final for the first time in their history on Wednesday night, with an epic comeback win against Dutch side Ajax.

Having trailed 3-0 on aggregate at half-time of their second leg in Amsterdam, Lucas Moura hit a stunning second half hat-trick, including a 96th-minute winner, as Spurs progressed on away goals.

Pochettino’s side will now face Liverpool in an all-English affair on June 1, but the Argentine insists his side will ‘finish the right way’ when they face Everton in their final Premier League game on Sunday.

“We are in a moment, living a dream. It’s difficult to be in the reality,” Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said in his pre-match press conference.

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“It’s our responsibility to create the atmosphere of competition because Sunday is an important day for us.

“To be ready is our first priority. To finish in the right way, in front of our fans, is the most important thing now.”

Pochettino hailed Wednesday’s win as ‘one of the best’ moments since his arrival at the club in 2014, with Moura’s late winner sparking wild celebrations at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

“Of course, it was an amazing moment, one of the best we live all together after five years,” he added.

“I know very well it’s difficult to stop to think after all we achieved on Wednesday but our responsibility is to be ready. We’re in a good position, it’s almost but it’s not done.

“We need to take the game, be competitive with all energy and to finish in the right way will be a massive boost to prepare for the Champions League final against Liverpool in Madrid.”