Mauricio Pochettino says he could possibly “cry for 1 week” if Tottenham Hotspur beat Liverpool in the Champions League final.
The Spurs boss was in floods of tears immediately after his side completed a exceptional comeback against Ajax in the semi-final second leg.
Initially he was unable to be interviewed by BT Sport immediately after permitting his feelings get the far better of him.
The Argentinian at some point collected himself but broke down once more towards the finish of his post-match interview.
And he has now revealed he is prone to tears, and not only when it comes to football.
“My mother says to me, ‘You are a ‘llorona’, which implies blubberer, a particular person who cries usually and a lot,” Pochettino stated (by means of Aim).
“My mum usually says, ‘He’s content, he cries. He’s sad, he cries. Come on – just cease crying!’
“Sometimes it occurs that I am taking my car or truck to my property – it is 20 minutes from the education ground to Barnet – and listening to some music and that translates to some moment in my life.
“I start off to cry, and when I arrive house my wife says, ‘What occurred?’.
“I say, ‘Some music reminded me of a moment 30 years ago in Argentina’, and she will say, ‘You are crazy’.
“Films? Yes, I cry. Every little thing. If we win the Champions League, I do not know, possibly I’m going to cry for 1 week.”
The nature of Tottenham’s progression to the final has created factors additional exceptional than they could possibly have been in standard situations.
Spurs haven’t created a single signing considering the fact that January 2018. Fittingly that was Lucas Moura, who scored the hat-trick in Amsterdam earlier this month.
What’s additional, the Londoners have been on the brink of elimination a quantity of occasions, scraping previous PSV and Inter Milan in the group stages just before snatching a draw against Barcelona.
Raheem Sterling’s disallowed purpose in the final seconds of the quarter-final created factors even additional extraordinary, and the comeback at Ajax was the icing on the cake.
All that is left is for Tottenham to place a cherry on best in Madrid.