In the midst of a jubilant celebration at White Hart Lane tonight, as supporters taunted North London rivals Arsenal because Spurs qualified for the last eight of the Champions League and Arsenal didn't, one Spurs player was enjoying a quiet moment of reflection.
Following a nail-biting 0-0 victory which saw Spurs go through 1-0 on aggregate, Spurs keeper Heurelho Gomes took time out to explain to reporters that the win should stand as an enduring monument to his recently deceased goldfish. Which he called "Giggsy."
Gomes explained that, tragically, "Giggsy" had sadly shuffled off his fishy coil three days ago after some "manky green stuff" started growing on his gills.
"Is for this reason that I wear goldfish orange goldfish suit against the Milan. Is tribute to 'Giggsy' - he was a wonderful goldfish and a great comfort as he swum around in the circle blowing the bubbles. He was much loved. This is my small tribute to him. I ask Harry Redknapp if we can have a minute of appalause for 'Giggsy' but he tell me no, and suggest I wear the goldfish colours. I say okay. 'Giggsy' will never be forgotten in mi casa. Him great goldfish with mucho gusto. He will be missed."
And when Spurs don't win the CL - quickly forgotten.
Harry Redknapp has lost his voice.
More as we get it.