Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has hailed his side’s progress as ‘an impossible dream’.
Spurs saw off the challenge of seven time European champions AC Milan, to progress to the quarter final of the Champions League in their debut season in the competition.
And they have also established themselves as one of the leading lights of an increasingly competitive Barclays Premier League, as they compete once again in the higher echelons of the division.
"This is an impossible dream that we have achieved so far," said Redknapp.
"Two years ago if you would have said that we would have made it to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, I would have thought you were crazy.
"It's our first year in the club's history we have ever made Champions League football, so that was a fantastic achievement to have won our group and to do what we have done against AC Milan."
Spurs currently sit in 5th position in the Barclays Premier League table, with qualification for the Champions League awarded to the top-four, by no means a guarantee.
Redknapp may view winning the Champions League this season as an equally achievable route to ensuring their name is in the hat next season, with the competition winners gaining automatic entry into the group stages.
"I don't know how far we can go," Redknapp said. "I thought it was an amazing performance from Barcelona to beat a team who are probably the best passing team in the Premier League.
"To make them look so ordinary was amazing. It will be difficult for anyone to beat Barcelona. They are an amazing team, but who knows.
"We are in the last eight and we have done well to get where we are. We want to stay in this competition and go as far as we can."
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