The football world was stunned last night after Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur staged a miraculous 3-2 comeback against Ajax to book a place alongside Liverpool in the final of the Champions League.
Brexit strongholds throughout the country rejoiced at the news an Argentinian will meet a German in an all-English final.
Tottenham appeared to be out of the competition at half time after goals from Matthijis De Ligt and Hakim Ziyech looked to give Ajax an unassailable lead. However a second half hattrick from Brazilian Lucas Moura turned the tie on its head, sending Spurs through on the away goals rule.
“This is yet more proof of England’s superiority over the rest of the world”, one supporter declared. “Only Britain can produce footballers like Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva!”
The stunning comeback arguably tops Liverpool’s own comeback performance the previous night, where Jurgen Klopp’s side defeated Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate.
The progress of English sides is seen as a welcome antidote to the Brexit doom-mongering of recent months, with many keen to make the final on 1st June a celebration of English sport.
“We’ll have a good old fashioned street party!”, a Brexit party member told us. “This will be one of the pinnacles of English sporting achievement – like when Lennox Lewis won the heavyweight title. Or when Kevin Pietersen won the Ashes. Or when Andy Murray won Wimbledon!”
The final marks yet another signal of a British footballing renaissance, following the success of England national team at the 2018 World Cup and the ever-growing power of the Premier League.
And fans will now have further reason to cheer when Spurs meet Liverpool in the Champions League, with as many as 3 English players expected to play.