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Vertonghen admits 'crazy' for Tottenham to make Champions League final

Tottenham star Jan Vertonghen admits that it is "crazy" his side managed to get into the Champions League final.

Spurs were hardly the first picks among fans and pundits when they predicted the finalists a few months ago.

However, they managed to get past both Manchester City and Ajax on away goals in the quarter finals and semi finals respectively.

Vertonghen, who is expected to take his place in the starting lineup for the game, summed up his feelings about Spurs getting to this stage of the competition.

The Belgian laughed and said to reporters: "Every player has been used in the Champions League and played his part.

"It's been the craziest one ever and being at the end of that crazy campaign now is something unbelievable."

When asked if he felt there were moments in the season when he felt it would be a special campaign, he replied:"Like, 16 times, maybe!

"In the group stages, we should not have lost that Inter away game.

"We got one point after three games.

"The Barca away game… there are so many I can't tell them all, but it's been crazy."

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