TOTTENHAM’S players went from villains to heroes to prove to new boss Jose Mourinho they can get up for the battle.
The Special One was The Fuming One in the first half as his side shockingly went 2-0 down to Olympiakos in their Champions League clash.
It forced Mourinho into a 26th minute substitute, hooking off the defensive Eric Dier for the offensive Christian Eriksen.
And it proved a masterstroke from Mourinho as the Dane laid on two assists to complete a remarkable turnaround and ensure qualification for the last-16.
Goals from El-Arabi and Semedo had stunned the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – it even saw “MourinhoOut” trending on social media.
But Dele Alli – looking re-invigorated after just two games under Mourinho, capitalised on poor defending to give his side hope just before the break.
And in the second half it was as if a whole different side had taken to the pitch – no doubt with some stern words from the gaffer ringing in their ears.
Captain Kane levelled the scores at 2-2 before full-back Serge Aurier beautifully half-volleyed at the back post to give the hosts the lead for the first time.
Kane then headed home Eriksen’s pin-point free-kick to seal the most remarkable of victories on a night that began so terribly for Jose and his troops.
It also meant Kane became the fastest player in Champions League history to reach 20 goals.
The victory, a second in two games for Mourinho, means that Spurs can go to Bayern Munich in a fortnight with their place in the last 16 already secured.
Tough they are unable to top Group B even if they win in Germany.
But the manner of their early performance could have the alarm bells ringing for the new boss, who saw his side produce a display that had all the hallmarks of the end of Mauricio Pochettino’s reign.
If Spurs thought that the arrival of Mourinho would provide a quick fix then the horror show that was the opening half hour proved how fanciful that idea is.