In the end, it was all excessive for Mauricio Pochettino.
Having actually seen his Tottenham side phase an amazing fightback from 3-0 down on aggregate away to Ajax to reach a first Champions League last, the Argentine could not include his feelings.
BBC Sport takes a look at how the Spurs manager and others reacted on an astonishing night in Amsterdam for the north London club.
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‘Em otional seeing what it means to Poch’
When German referee Felix Brych signalled the end of a pulsating semi-final minutes after Lucas Moura’s significant 96 th-minute winner, Pochettino ran onto the pitch to commemorate with his players.
The 47- year-old, who hinted on the eve of the video game he might leave the club if they win the Champions League this year, sank to his knees and then came the tears of pleasure which continued during his post-match tv interview.
” I wish to remember my household … it’s remarkable to reward them,” Pochettino, who celebrates his 5th anniversary in charge of Spurs before the final with Liverpool in Madrid on 1 June, told BT Sport.
” The feeling is amazing, thank you to football. Thank you football – this kind of feeling without football is not possible.
” Thank you to everyone who has actually thought in us. To explain this in words is challenging.”
Previous Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher got emotional watching Pochettino get psychological.
” Pochettino is weeping like a baby and he was on his knees when they scored,” Fletcher told BBC Radio 5 Live.
” It gets you emotional watching him and seeing how much it means to him.”
‘ Yelling and after that I choked up’
It was not just Pochettino who had a hard time to contain themselves at the end in the Johan Cruyff Arena.
” There was some shrieking and after that I totally choked up and lost my voice,” former Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas informed BBC Radio 5 Live.
” I was all over the location and it was raw emotion – shock and shock.
” Specific players like Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld have been at that club for a long period of time, trying to develop themselves, and I do not think they imagined playing in a European Cup final for Tottenham.
” Spurs require these days, and if they can win it, it sends them into an entirely different stratosphere. It is the finest night in the club’s history.
” Managers have actually whatever tossed at them and that was a night for Mauricio Pochettino. He might never ever get this sort of game ever once again and I’m thrilled for him and the football club.”
‘ It practically makes you speechless’
Even previous gamers who never ever wore the Tottenham shirt got captured up in the emotion of their amazing accomplishment.
” It almost makes you speechless what happened,” stated ex-England protector Rio Ferdinand, who was working for BT Sport.
” You need heart, desire and effort. It’s about putting your heart on the line.”
‘ I’m a fan – I understand what it suggests’
And what about Harry Kane?
The striker has been nursing a harmed ankle and missed out on both video games versus Ajax.
However that did not stop the England captain hurrying on to the pitch at the end to commemorate with his jubilant team-mates.
” I’m a fan very first and foremost and I understand how much it indicates to the club,” stated Kane, who hopes to be suitabled for next month’s final.
” Rehab is working out. I start straight-line running this week, which is why I was OK to run on at the end.
” We have beaten Manchester City and Ajax so I need to start training even harder to show myself to the gaffer.”