Mauricio Pochettino shares what Hugo Lloris was shouting when Tottenham were 2-0 down against Ajax

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur talks to the press during the Tottenham Hotspur press conference at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on May 10, 2019 in Enfield, England.

Tottenham Hotspur produced a miraculous comeback against Ajax on Wednesday night.

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino addressed the media during his pre-match press conference today, and shared how Hugo Lloris provided an inspirational team talk to his teammates during the half-time interval against Ajax on Wednesday night, as quoted by Football.London.

Spurs produced a thrilling second-half display in the Amsterdam Arena, coming from behind to win 3-2, and progress through to the final of the Champions League on the away goals rule.


Tottenham have surprised many this season by reaching the final of Europe's premier competition, and they will now believe that they can make history by going all the way and lifting the trophy on June 1st.

At half-time against Ajax, when Spurs were trailing 3-0 on aggregate, nobody would have believed it would be possible for Pochettino's side to progress through to the final.

The Tottenham players had other ideas, however, and Pochettino told reporters how his captain Hugo Lloris lifted his team before they took to the field for the second-half, as quoted by Football.London:

Manager of Tottenham Hotspur, Mauricio Pochettino celebrates his sides win with Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Ajax...

"It wasn't a moment to talk too much. And in the end who lifted them before they went on the pitch was our captain, Hugo Lloris. I remember the words of Hugo Lloris as I was leaving the dressing room. He was shouting, 'We are close, we need to score one goal more, never give up and try because the moment we score we're going to be in the tie'."

Tottenham have just over three weeks to wait before the final, and they have only one game between now and then - a home match against Everton in the Premier League, their final domestic outing of the season.

And Pochettino will be hoping to have some of his key players back in time for the Champions League final, including the likes of Harry Kane and Harry Winks.

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