In the immediate aftermath of Tottenham Hotspur’s thrilling match against Manchester City, Mauricio Pochettino let loose in the away dressing room.
The viral video of the manager’s fiery celebration is an excellent encapsulation of Tottenham’s fighting spirit, revealing the strong team bond in the side.
Flanked by his victorious players, Pochettino unleashed a joyous scream and joined in with the post-match celebrations.
In comments reported by football.london, the Argentine initially expressed embarrassment that the video was made public, but went on to fondly remember the jubilation.
“We were very happy, we celebrated. It was normal. It was a fantastic moment and we were all together, massive happiness sharing all together.
“It was a big achievement. We realised there in the dressing room that it was a fantastic achievement for us, for the club. And we were so happy.”
Although he might have preferred the moment to remain private, the video presented Pochettino in a positive light, showing his close bond with his players and his passion for Tottenham.
The manager has engineered an improbable run to the last four of Europe’s elite competition, and his post-match reaction perfectly summed up the never-say-die attitude of his team.
The only way is up for Tottenham now, and Pochettino’s celebrations on Wednesday night proves just how much a spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League means to him.