And Hoddle was in Amsterdam to witness Mauricio Pochettino’s side pull off the miraculous to reach the final in Madrid, making the 61-year-old happier than he has ever been.
“Yeah, I’m fine. I’ve never been happier,” the Spurs legend told BT Sport when asked by presenter Gary Lineker how he was feeling at full-time.
“I’m so glad that I’m still around to see this. I’ve been a Spurs fan since I was eight years of age, what a proud moment that was.
“Incredible, Two footballing miracles in two nights. Emotions flying in here. Incredible. I’ve never been happier.
“I said before the game, don’t leave anything in the dressing room. They did that at half-time. They showed so much character and deserved it.
“He’s doing a fantastic job. It’s easy to say that but he is. You can see how close he is with his players.
“They’ve not gone out and spent loads. He decided he didn’t want to buy in those two transfer windows and where can it go from here.
“Now in the final, is it Spurs’ year? They’ve had good fortune but worked on it. It’s going to be a wonderful final.
“Take the league stuff out of it. It’s a one-off game. Experience of playing in a final, you make it as normal as you can and Liverpool will be ahead of Spurs on that one.”
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