Inter Milan 4-1 Tottenham – agg. 4-4 Tottenham qualify on away goal
Andre Villas Boas reaction:
“We went through all the emotions,” admitted Andre at the San Siro. “The fans were there for us when it was not looking good and the players were there to reach this wonderful objective that we continue to pursue.
“These are the positives of a night that didn’t go our way. I don’t think Inter are as bad as they showed at White Hart Lane and were not as bad as we showed tonight.
“One thing we could see was that the players really wanted to achieve the objective because they kept on fighting even if the game wasn’t going their way.
“We always looked on the back foot and we couldn’t find our football, that’s why we struggled so much. In the end, we managed to score away from home which was our objective but only in extra time and after a lot of suffering.
“Tomorrow, when we see the draw, we will understand what we have achieved.
“Maybe it wasn’t in the fashion we wanted but we will understand that we were in a difficult group in the qualifying phase, we had two very difficult knockout ties with away games as the second leg and we managed to go through against Lyon and Inter Milan which is a tremendous achievement for everybody.”