Mauricio Pochettino was overwhelmed by emotions after his side stunned Ajax in Amsterdam to progress to the finals of the Champions League.
The Tottenham boss broke down in tears after the blast of the final whistle and also during his post-match interview as he revealed that passion inspired the remarkable comeback.
Spurs overturned a 2-0 first-half deficit to win 3-2 and progressed for the finals on away goal rule where they will now play Premier League rivals, Liverpool, in Wanda Metropolitano stadium, Madrid. on June 1, as they attempt to win their first ever European title.
The win for the London side was another twist to this season's Champions League that has witnessed so many surreal moments.
"Thank you, football; thank you for these guys. I have an amazing set of players who are heroes," Pochettino told BT Sport after the game.
"This type of emotion, without football, I think it is impossible to live.
"Thank you to our fans and thank you for the people who believed in us during the season to achieve this amazing moment.
"We were talking before the game, in the meeting, that when you work and when you feel the love, it is not a stress, it is a passion.
"The emotion we showed today is the passion. We love sport, football."