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Ginola: Spurs have the quality to become great

Ajax v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Semi Final: Second Leg
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David Ginola believes Tottenham’s stunning journey to the Champions League final is a piece of evidence they have the quality to become great.

Spurs staged a remarkable comeback against Ajax on Wednesday to reach their first ever Champions League final, against Liverpool in Madrid on June 1.

That was another proof of the club’s resilience after struggling to make it past the group stages and also trailed Manchester City in the second leg of their quarter-final.

“Every single person now realises that Spurs is one of the clubs to take into consideration,” former Tottenham winger David Ginola told talkSPORT.

“Spurs have got every bits and pieces to be a great club. They have a great training centre, a great stadium, and now they’ve got a great team.

“Pochettino has not spent a penny in the last year-and-a-half, probably the only team that have not spent a lot of money on players.

“This is the reward for stability, players getting to know each other in training, this is how you get results.”

Spurs were on the cusp of a major collapse at half-time of their semi-final second leg in Amsterdam, 2-0 down on the night, 3-0 overall, and without their injured talisman Harry Kane.

But the north Londoners sealed a miraculous comeback thanks to a Lucas Moura hat-trick to book a final spot against fellow comeback kings Liverpool.

“I could not believe it,” former France star Ginola said. “What an amazing performance, putting so much energy in the game and keeping their faith to the end.”