Just as they had done in the previous round, Spurs made hard work of their Europa League Cup tie in Milan last night but we’re through and although there were issues arising from the game, that’s all that matters for now.
After the match, Andre Villas-Boas hailed the win as a fantastic achievement but his comments revealed his relief after Emmanuel Adebayor’s extra time goal sealed the win on the away goals rule.
“We went through all the emotions,” said AVB on the club’s official website.
“The fans were there for us when it was not looking good and the players were there to reach this wonderful objective that we continue to pursue.”
Overall, it wasn’t the best performance but Andre managed to draw some positives from the display on the pitch.
“One thing we could see was that the players really wanted to achieve the objective because they kept on fighting even if the game wasn’t going their way,” he added.
“Maybe it wasn’t in the fashion we wanted but we will understand that we were in a difficult group in the qualifying phase, we had two very difficult knockout ties with away games as the second leg and we managed to go through against Lyon and Inter Milan which is a tremendous achievement for everybody.”
The draw for the last eight is coming up later today – who do you want and who do you want to avoid?