Jose Mourinho thanks ball boy as he helps Tottenham launch a comeback vs Olympiacos during their Champions league encounter.
Jose Mourinho’s appointment as Tottenham head coach has started in remarkable fashion. After guiding them to a victory over West Ham at the London stadium, he has now taken them to a victory over Olympiacos at home.
With this victory, he has now guided them to 2 victories in as many matches, in different competitions while playing both away and home. However, Tottenham almost managed to lose the plot tonight after finding themselves two goals down by the 19th minute.
Mourinho was forced into making a tactical substitution in the match even before 30 minutes had passed in the game. He swapped Eric Dier for Christian Eriksen. Spurs then narrowed the lead to one just before half-time through Dele Alli.
Jose Mourinho thanks ball boy as he helps Tottenham launch a comeback vs Olympiacos
With the score still in favour of the visiting Olympiakos side, Tottenham launched their comeback 5 minutes after half-time through who else but Harry Kane. Spurs equaliser would not have been possible without the quick wits of the ball boy who ensured that the ball went back to play as quickly as possible.
Goal – KANE
Assist – BALL BOY
Quick thinking helped to get Spurs level against Olympiacos 🧠
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 26, 2019
Lucas Moura ran into the space down the right flank before sending in a cross for Harry Kane. Kane smashed the equaliser in from the edge of the six-yard box, getting on the end of an inch-perfect cross from Lucas Moura.
Replays later showed Jose Mourinho celebrate by marching down the touchline to high five and hug the ball-boy who was so fast to get a ball into the hands of Serge Aurier for the throw-in that proved vital to the goal.
"I love encouraging ball boys. I was once a ball boy. So I had to appreciate the lad, he made an 'assist'."pic.twitter.com/lky547LQHs
— Ayodeji Ayodeji (@AyodejiX2) November 26, 2019
Tottenham now had the momentum after a poor first half and cashed in on it as Serge Aurier scored their 3rd goal in the 73rd minute. Just minutes later, Harry Kane scored his second and Tottenham’s fourth goal of the night.
In the process, Harry Kane became the fastest player in Champions League history to reach the 20-goal mark in the process. He reached the milestone in just 24 games. Tottenham have now ensured qualification in to the knock out stages of the competition bringing to an end, a whirlwind of a first week at Tottenham for Jose Mourinho.
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