The moment Drogba consigned Spurs to the Europa League.
Amid the jubilant scene's following Didier Drogba's winning penalty that secured Chelsea the Champions League title in May, "Are you watching White Hart Lane?" echoed around the Allianz Area. Why? Because success for Chelsea meant heartache for their London rivals Tottenham.
Despite finishing sixth last season, Chelsea earned automatic qualification into this year's Champions League, thus condemning fourth-placed Tottenham to the Europa League. It was the cruelest of blow's to a team whose efforts throughout a nine month domestic campaign were swiftly rendered meaningless by two moments from Drogba, first with the late equaliser, then with the decisive penalty.
Andre Villas-Boas does not need the motivational skills of a top manager to inspire his troops to achieve Champions League qualification this season.
Having being the person who supplied the DVD's for analysis before and after Chelsea matches under Mourinho's tenure, Villas-Boas needs only provide another DVD, this time a copy of Chelsea's victory in Munich and the Tottenham players, with the painful memories still fresh in the mind, can do the rest.
While motivation will only get you so far, Tottenham also boast the quality in addition to superior resources to reach next season's Champions League.
As it stands, Tottenham sit fourth, two points ahead of Arsenal, Everton and West Bromwich Albion. Tenuous, though if Tottenham spend in January, which they are likely to do, they can steal a march over both Everton and West Brom whose financial situation will restrict them from significantly strengthening in January—unless they sell first.
It is not simply a case of wanting to return among Europe's elite, it is a case of needing it. If Tottenham want to continue growing as a club, they need Champions League football.
With a vast increase of annual revenue, luring quality to the club is also made easier with the promise of playing against the best Europe has to offer. It may also be the only chance the club stand in retaining the services of Gareth Bale beyond next summer.
It is difficult to ignore their top-four credentials. They will banish the memories of Chelsea's success at Munich come May 2013.