Callum Hynes has been handed once-a-life-time reward with a heroic welcome at the Tottenham Stadium in recognition of his courageous show of intelligence during Spurs’ 4-2 UCL win over Olympiacos on Tuesday, November 26.
Jose Mourinho took up his first home game as Tottenham manager against the Greek side and ended in massive victory after a remarkable performance that saw the host side put in an epic comeback.
The game almost ended in defeat after El Arabi and Semedo gave the visitors an early 2-0 lead but Harry Kane’s double, Dele Ali and Serge Aurier’s fantastic goals were all needed as Spurs thrashed their visitors in the 6-goal thriller.
Tottenham were going two-nil down in the first half, forcing Mourinho to make a decisive tactical change that saw Dier replaced by Christian Eriksen at the 29th minute.
Goal – KANE— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 26, 2019
Assist – BALL BOY
Quick thinking helped to get Spurs level against Olympiacos 🧠
Team captain, Harry Kane, would later give Spurs an equaliser all thanks to Lucas Moura’s expedient assist.
But the credit went to Tottenham ball boy Callum Hynes who quickly threw the ball to the Brazilian who also gave it to the England star to balance the score-sheet to 2-2.
The beautiful display of smart intelligence by the boy caught Mourinho’s attention who later embraced him after the match.
Tottenham invited Callum Hynes, their ball-boy who played a huge part in Spurs' comeback win against Olympiakos in the #UCL. He spent the day with his idols and met the whole squad. This is absolutely class.— FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) December 1, 2019
Unforgettable day for the young lad. 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/KZMUrzxkUm
In further appreciation of his window mite contribution to Tottenham’s win, Mourinho, who was a former ball boy himself, also invited him for a pre-match lunch with Spurs stars.