The ballboy that played a major part in Tottenham’s 4-2 victory over Olympiacos on Tuesday said that it “made his life.”
With Jose Mourinho’s men trailing 2-1 moments into the second-half, 15-year-old Callum Hynes’ quick-thinking, using the multi-ball system that’s used in the Champions League, caught the Greeks napping and quickly threw the ball to Serge Aurier.
The Ivory Coast right-back then found Lucas Moura with a throw-in down the line and the Brazilian winger cut back for Harry Kane to make it 2-2. After celebrating with his coaching staff, Mourinho then acknowledged the teenager before giving him a high-five and a hug, much to the delighted of Hynes, who had a beaming smile on his face.
Soon after, Aurier’s spectacular strike put Spurs in front before Kane added his second of the evening to ensure Mourinho’s side secured their passage into the knockout stages for a third consecutive campaign.
“It’s all a bit surreal,” Hynes told Spurs’ official website. “I was just doing my job and I still can’t quite believe what happened.
“I didn’t even see the goal! I was busy getting the ball that had come off (after Masouras tackled Serge) and then I heard the cheer. I turned around and Harry was celebrating.
“I looked at the replay on the screen and watched exactly what happened. You can see from my smile it was just unbelievable.
“Jose didn’t have to do that. It was really nice of him to come over to me. It’s made my day, my life, really! I love Spurs and it was an amazing moment I’ll never forget.”