Gary Lineker on Spurs' 1991 FA Cup Final, in his own words: "It was pure relief..."

Gary Lineker, Mark Crossley

Like most people of my generation, the FA Cup was a huge part of growing up, in a way that younger people perhaps might not grasp now. There was hardly any live football in those days, but every year on TV there was the FA Cup final.

It was something you looked forward to every year; you’d get up really early in the morning to watch the enormous build-up, and it was just really special. Growing up it was always an ambition to be able to play in an FA Cup final and win one, which thankfully I managed to do... at the second attempt.

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