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Tottenham fullback Trippier: Kane was going mental at us during halftime

Tottenham fullback Kieran Trippier has revealed an injured Harry Kane rallied the players at halftime of their amazing Champions League comeback against Ajax.

Spurs looked certain to crash out of the Champions League after falling 2-0 behind to the Dutch giants to make it 3-0 on aggregate at the midway point of the second leg.

But Lucas Moura's second-half hat-trick, including a 96th-minute winner, sent the Londoners into ecstasy and off to Madrid for next month's final against Liverpool.

“Harry is exceptional for club and country," 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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