Christian Eriksen reckons Champions League glory would change the way people view Tottenham ahead of Saturday’s final against Liverpool.
Eriksen and his Spurs team-mates will head out to Madrid this weekend hoping to seal the club a first-ever Champions League title.
It’s been a long and difficult road to the Spanish capital for Mauricio Pochettino’s men after narrowly progressing from a tricky Group B that consisted of Barcelona, Inter Milan and PSV Eindhoven.
Following a comfortable last-16 victory over German giants Borussia Dortmund, Spurs were handed a daunting test against Premier League champions Manchester City in the quarter-finals.
Despite losing the return leg 4-3 at the Etihad Stadium, the north Londoners held on for a 4-4 aggregate draw and progressed to the last four.
But hopes of reaching their first Champions League final took a blow after falling 3-0 down on aggregate in the first half of their return fixture at Ajax.
Yet, Brazilian forward Lucas Moura fired home a second-half treble to mount an unexpected comeback to book a spot in the final on away goals after finishing 3-3 on aggregate in Amsterdam.
Just two months after moving into the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Spurs now have the chance to write a new glorious chapter in their history.
“It’s something that would change the club, how people look at the club.
“It would change how people think about us players at Spurs – that we’re not going to ‘do a Spurs’ or whatever they call it.
“It’s something as a player you go for the moment and hope it falls our way.”
The 2019 Champions League final between Spurs and Liverpool will begin at 21:00 (CET) on Saturday.