Tottenham Hotspur produced a second astonishing comeback in as many days as they booked their place in the Champions League final with a 3-2 win against Ajax in Amsterdam on Wednesday night.
Mauricio Pochettino and his men looked to be heading out at the semi-final stage with a whimper having fallen 3-0 behind on aggregate, but Lucas Moura’s brilliant hat-trick ensured they went through on away goals.
Spurs now have the opportunity to win their first major European title since 1984, when they lifted the UEFA Cup having beaten Anderlecht on penalties.
Christian Eriksen helped see off his former employers in the Dutch capital, but question marks still remain over his future with little more than a year remaining on his contract and with no progress over a new deal as of yet.
The Denmark international is reportedly one of Real Madrid’s top targets this summer, and it remains to be seen whether he could be prised away by the La Liga giants in the coming months.
The final whistle sparked brilliant scenes of celebration, and the pure joy and passion on the 27-year-old’s face when celebrating with teammates Kieran Trippier and Moura, the match-winner, was brilliant to see.
It was an indication of just how much the club means to Eriksen even if he is yet to commit his future to them – could a Champions League winners’ medal convince him he can achieve all of his ambitions by staying at Tottenham?