The Champions League lived up to its reputation for being the highest level of club soccer in the world this week. On Tuesday, Liverpool staged a comeback for the ages to punch its ticket to the final in Madrid on June 1. One day later and Tottenham Hotspur found itself in a position to do the same.
Down 3-0 through a match and a half against Ajax, Spurs managed to qualify for the final thanks to three second half goals by Lucas Moura, including one at the very end of injury time that caused Ajax players to hit the deck in agony.
While the match was tied on aggregate, the three away goals scored by Tottenham put them through. Spurs supporters all over the world lost their minds, but unlike most of them, Steve Nash’s reaction was caught on camera. The two-time NBA MVP is an analyst for Turner Sports’ Champions League coverage this year and a lifelong Tottenham supporter, so when Moura completed his hat trick, Nash did a few laps and saw his eyes well up with tears as he was consoled by his colleague, Stu Holden.
Nash has never been shy about his love of the beautiful game, plus his parents are from North London, so he’s been a Spurs supporter his entire life. This is the highest point Tottenham have achieved during that time, and in response, Nash got to experience the feeling of euphoria that comes when this happens. And the best part? Depending on what happens in Madrid next month, there’s a chance that Spurs can win Champions League for the first time in club history.