“The Ball Boy was very instrumental to our victory”, Mourinho

The Spurs ball boy played a very important role in the victory of Jose Mourinho first Champions League game as Tottenham manager. He was savaged by a clinical comeback in his first home game with the club. Mourinho congratulated his team but applauded the ball boy too. It was drama all the way as the visitors from Greece started the scoring.

Spurs were very doubtful in the first 45 minutes of the game. They started conceding in the first 10 minutes of the game. Youssef El Arabi was the first to find the back of the net in the 6th minute of the game. Ruben Semedo doubled the lead. The visitor were in charge throughout the first half of the game, until Dele Ali found the opener for Mourinho troops.

The comeback

The second half of the game began with much more heat from the home side, mounting pressure on Olympiakos. Tottenham skipper Harry Kane scored the equalizer just five minutes into the second half of the game to level the scores. It was joy for Jose Mourinho coming from two goals down to 2-2 draw in the first 50 minute of the game.

Mourinho’s substitution decisions influenced the victory he still gave credit to the Spurs ball boy. He introduced Christian Eriksen in place of Eric Dier. Mourinho praised the ball boy who helped Serge Aurier take a quick throw-in that caught Olympiakos flat-footed. The comeback was complete as Ivorian Serge Aurier found the back of the net to make it 3-2. Herry Kane rounded up the scoring with his second of the day.

Tottenham Hotspur won the game curtsy of Dale Ali, Serge Aurier and Harry Kane’s brace, the ended 4-2 in favor of the Mourinho troops. The England captain broke Alessandro del Piero’s record as the player to score 20 Champions League goals in the fewest games – 24, compared to the Italian’s 26 games with Juventus.

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