He went mental – Trippier applauds Kane for half-time scolding

Harry Kane played a major part in Tottenham's stunning Champions League turnaround against Ajax despite being injured, as Kieran Tripper revealed the striker went "mental" with Spurs 2-0 down at half-time on Wednesday.

Mauricio Pochettino's team went on to seal an incredible 3-2 win thanks to Lucas Moura's second-half hat-trick, which he completed in the 96th minute, progressing to a final against Liverpool on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate draw.

Kane was unable to feature due to an ankle injury sustained in April, but that did not stop him making his presence known in Amsterdam.

Television cameras showed him sat just behind the dugout during the match and at the interval he went into the changing room to deliver some choice words.

Trippier thinks that was exactly what Spurs needed.

"You see the Liverpool game, 4-0 against Barcelona. We didn't think it was over," Trippier told reporters.

"When you get somebody like Harry Kane coming in at half-time going mental, it's what you need, and he certainly did that.

"He came in and he wasn't happy, and this is what you need. Somebody like Harry, his presence, travelling with us in the first place, it just shows what character he is, and the leader he is.

"We all saw that at half-time, and we all knew that we just needed to get one goal and we knew that they might get a little nervy. I thought the team took control in the second half.

"It's everybody's dream to play in the Champions League, from watching it when I was so young and to be involved in the Champions League in the first place.

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino (right) celebrates his side's third goal with his players
Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier (left) and Hugo Lloris celebrate after the game
Ajax's Noussair Mazraoui (2nd left) sits dejected after the final whistle
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino (centre) celebrates his side's third goal with Ben Davies
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino (centre) celebrates his side's third goal with Ben Davies
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino (centre) celebrates his side's third goal with Ben Davies
Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris rues a missed chance for his side
AMSTERDAM , 08-05-2019 , De Marktkantine , Football , Semi final Champions League second leg , season 2018 / 2019. Ajax fans watching the match Ajax vs Tottenham Hotspur on a big screen. (Photo by Pro Shots/Sipa USA)
AMSTERDAM, 08-05-2019 Stadium Johan CruyffArena, Season 2018 / 2019 Champions League semi final second leg. Tottenham Hotspur player Lucas Moura celebrating his 2-1 during the game Ajax - Tottenham Hotspur . (Photo by Pro Shots/Sipa USA)
AMSTERDAM , 08-05-2019 , De Marktkantine , Football , Semi final Champions League second leg , season 2018 / 2019. Ajax fans watching the match Ajax vs Tottenham Hotspur on a big screen. (Photo by Pro Shots/Sipa USA)
AMSTERDAM, 08-05-2019 Stadium Johan CruyffArena, Season 2018 / 2019 Champions League semi final second leg. Ajax player Matthijs de Ligt celebrating his 1-0 during the game Ajax - Tottenham Hotspur . (Photo by Pro Shots/Sipa USA)
AMSTERDAM, 08-05-2019 Stadium Johan CruyffArena, Season 2018 / 2019 Champions League semi final second leg. Tottenham Hotspur player Fernando Llorette (L) celebrating 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur player Lucas Moura (R) during the game Ajax - Tottenham Hotspur . (Photo by Pro Shots/Sipa USA)
AMSTERDAM, 08-05-2019 Stadium Johan CruyffArena, Season 2018 / 2019 Champions League semi final second leg. Ajax goalkeeper Nicolas Tagliafico dejected after 2-2 during the game Ajax - Tottenham Hotspur . (Photo by Pro Shots/Sipa USA)
AMSTERDAM, 08-05-2019 Stadium Johan CruyffArena, Season 2018 / 2019 Champions League semi final second leg. Hakim Ziyech scores 2-0 during the game Ajax - Tottenham Hotspur (Photo by Pro Shots/Sipa USA)
AMSTERDAM, 08-05-2019 Stadium Johan CruyffArena, Season 2018 / 2019 Champions League semi final second leg. Hakim Ziyech scores 2-0 during the game Ajax - Tottenham Hotspur (Photo by Pro Shots/Sipa USA)
AMSTERDAM, 08-05-2019 Stadium Johan CruyffArena, Season 2018 / 2019 Champions League semi final second leg. Hakim Ziyech scores 2-0 during the game Ajax - Tottenham Hotspur. Dusan Tadic (R) (Photo by Pro Shots/Sipa USA)
AMSTERDAM, 08-05-2019 Stadium Johan CruyffArena, Season 2018 / 2019 Champions League semi final second leg. Ajax player Hakim Ziyech celebrating his 2-0 during the game Ajax - Tottenham Hotspur . (Photo by Pro Shots/Sipa USA)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAY 08: Lasse Schoene of Ajax Amsterdam looks dejected after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan Cruyff Arena on May 8, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
Tottenham Hotspur's Kieran Trippier (left) and Lucas Moura celebrate after the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAY 08: Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur (not pictured) scores his sides third goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan Cruyff Arena on May 08, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAY 08: Ben Davies, Fernando Llorente, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Erik Lamela celebrate during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan Cruyff Arena on May 8, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Getty Images)
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"But to get to a final is an unbelievable feeling for myself and the team. Obviously, what we've been through as a team this season, injuries, moving stadiums and stuff, it's been difficult.

"But the squad that we have got, and the chemistry, we all do everything for each other, run for each other, and we showed that [on Wednesday]."

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