Harry Redknapp has revealed that Chelsea fans started singing 'Thursday night, channel five' to him after they beat Bayern Munich in the 2012 Champions League final.
Chelsea's penalty shootout victory over the German giants not only secured them the big-eared trophy, it also ensured them of a spot in the following season's elite competition.
The result, however, meant that Redknapp's Tottenham, who had finished in fourth place in the Premier League, would be unable to participate.
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Unsurprisingly, then, Redknapp, who was later dismissed as Tottenham's manager, has admitted that he was 'so low' on that fateful night in Germany.
BT Sport expert Harry Redknapp, speaking ahead of the return of the UEFA Europa League on BT Sport, told GiveMeSport: "Tottenham finished fourth that year. When Chelsea won, I walked around the ground to come out and the Chelsea fans were still behind the goal.
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"As soon as I started walking, they started singing 'Thursday night, channel five' to me which was a killer. I was so low that night."
Champions League return
Tottenham haven't been able to get back in the top four since 2012, but it appears that they are finally on course to secure a place in the Champions League under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino this season.
In fact, they could even go one better; Spurs are well and truly in the race for the title after beating rivals Manchester City by two goals to one at the Etihad on Sunday.
Sitting in second place in England's elite division, Pochettino's side are just two points off the top and hold a 10 point cushion on fifth-placed Manchester United.
With the likes of Dele Alli, Harry Kane and co. proving their class, there really could be no stopping this Tottenham side.
The return of the Europa League may well hinder their progress - they are set for a two-legged clash against Italian outfit Fiorentina - but there's no reason why Pochettino won't be able to handle the demands of the competition.
Spurs fans are rightly getting excited ahead of what looks set to be a huge couple of months for all involved.
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