Manager Mauricio Pochettino said he felt proud but disappointed following Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 defeat by Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday.
“We need to feel proud, this season was fantastic, to finish in the top four (of Premier League) and play the finals for the first time in the history of the club.” said Pochettino.
“It’s going to be painful because we lose the final but at the same time we need to be positive.”
Hear from the Tottenham boss in the video clip above
Being the world’s most expensive defender never seems to weigh heavy on the Holland international’s shoulders, which is why his peers voted him the PFA Player of the Year.
Asked if his man-of-the-match display in Madrid points to the fact he could even be crowned the world’s best for 2019, Van Dijk said: “I think (Lionel) Messi is the best player in the world.
“I think he deserves it as long as he plays, so the Ballon d’Or is not something I’m definitely thinking about.”
Hear what else the Liverpool defender had to say of his chances of winning the Ballon d’Or in the video above
The Egyptian went off injured and in tears during the first half of last year’s final after hurting his shoulder during the 3-1 loss to Real.
“Everyone is happy now, I am glad to play the second final in a row and play 90 minutes finally,” Salah told BT Sport.
“Everyone did his best today, no great individual performances today, all the team was unbelievable.”
Salah scored the second quickest goal in the final of the modern Champions League, blasting home a penalty less than two minutes into the match following a handball by Moussa Sissoko.
“I have sacrificed a lot for my career, to come from a village to go to Cairo, and to be an Egyptian at this level is unbelievable for me,” said Salah.
Divock Origi, who scored the winning goal against Barcelona in Liverpool’s remarkable semi-final comeback, sealed victory three minutes from time with a superb low finish.
“This is a moment I’ll never forget, it’s a great moment for the club and for the city,” Origi told BFM.