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Harry Kane Went 'Mental' In Dressing Room At Half-Time Of Ajax Vs Spurs

Harry Kane Went 'Mental' In Dressing Room At Half-Time Of Ajax Vs Spurs

After 45 minutes of Wednesday's Champions League semi-final between Ajax and Spurs, the Premier League side looked more out of it than a college fresher on RAG week.

Ajax were playing brilliant football, 2-0 up in the game and 3-0 on aggregate.

If the second half was a TV show, the plot twist would have been classed as unbelievable.

Spurs brought on Fernando Llorente for Victor Wanyama and dominated the opening 15 minutes, scoring twice through Lucas Moura. He would add a third in the 96th minute to win the tie on away goals.

Words were said at half-time - some of them by the injured Harry Kane - which helped resurrect Spurs.

"Harry is exceptional for club and country," teammate Kieran Trippier told Sky Sports.

I don’t know the timescale with his injury but obviously we’re all hoping he can be back because of his presence, even here at half-time, he’s coming in going mental at us because we can do better which we all knew.

But this is what we need, the leadership that he has, the way he came in at half-time. He wasn’t happy and we all knew that.

He just gives us that extra lift because his presence is massive for us.

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Speaking to BT Sport's Des Kelly on the pitch after the game, Danny Rose said that Liverpool's remarkable comeback just a day beforehand had been referenced by manager Mauricio Pochettino in the build-up.

"We saw Liverpool last night and it just goes to show it's not over until it's over," said Rose.

"We were still disappointed from the game at home, how we started and we started like that again tonight. There were a few words said at half-time and we then played like that. It just goes to show that we can beat anyone when we play like that.

"The gaffer mentioned it [Liverpool's win] at the hotel before we left and said that's the right attitude.

"How we started against Ajax in the first leg was not right and now we're looking forward to the final."

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