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We wanted to do it for fans - Harry

21 March 2014|Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane said the players felt that one goal might just trigger an unlikely comeback against Benfica - and that's how it worked out in a thrilling finale in Lisbon.

Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, a turn around looked even less likely when Ezeqiel Garay headed home to makeit 4-1 on aggregate at the Estadio da Luz.

But Nacer Chadli’s quickfire double - both set-up by Harry - with 10 minutes remaining threatened to turn the tie on its head.

Now trailing 4-3, we needed one more goal to take the game into extra time and chances followed, most notably in injury time when Gylfi Sigurdsson forced a fine save from Jan Oblak. Harry also had a headed chance and felt he might have been awarded a penalty after Miralem Sulejmani’s clumsy challenge in the box, but appeals were waved away.

With seconds remaining, Benfica broke away, Lima was brought down and the same player slotted home from the penalty spot for 2-2 on the night, 5-3 on aggregate.

“Before the game we said if we could get one we’d get two and then the third would be just around the corner,” said Harry. “Unfortunately, we ran out of time.

“It was a great finish from Nacer on the turn for the second goal and when that went in, we believed even more.

“There were 10 minutes left and we wanted that goal badly, especially for the fans who travelled out.

“We were pressing, we had chances and had them rocking. I think we were unlucky. It’s all about fine margins against top teams but Benfica are a great side, so we give them that respect as well.”