Christian Eriksen has called for there to be a statue of Lucas Moura after Spurs came from behind to progress to the Champions League final in yet another epic semi.
After last night’s drama which saw Liverpool overturn a 3-0 first leg deficit against Spanish giants Barcelona with a sensational 4-0 win, tonight’s game in Amsterdam somehow managed to top the Anfield drama.
Trailing from the first leg, Matthijs de Ligt’s fifth-minute goal put Ajax firmly in the driving seat, before Hakim Ziyech made it 3-0 on aggregate to give the Dutch side what seemed like an unassailable lead.
However, for the second successive night, there was plenty more drama to unfold, with Lucas Moura scoring two goals in four minutes just before the hour mark, before the Brazilian completed his hat-trick in the 96th minute to send Tottenham to their first ever Champions League final.
Speaking after the game, Spurs playmaker Christian Eriksen said that he felt sorry for his former side, Ajax, but called for there to be a statue of Tottenham’s hat-trick hero:
“It was a ridiculous game, we were really far down, we tried to fight back, we were just lucky, I feel sorry for Ajax, they played a very good game against us, today we mostly created more chance, football they played better, it is relief, we have been fighting for this, it is a dream to be in the final,” Eriksen told BT Sport.
“We felt like we weren’t able to look ourselves in the mirror if we were to go down three or four nil. We had to fight, we scored early to get some momentum, put them under pressure. We are lucky the ball falls in the right direction, Luca had a wonderful game we are relieved
“Today it was non tactical, more of a fight and a heart performance, heart and Lucas Moura, he’s how we won the game, he deserves it, rollercoaster of a season, for him to get us in the final, I hope he gets a statue in England after this, we are blown away, no real words for it, I feel sorry for Ajax, in the end think about ourselves, not deserve it more, got there in the end.”