It might be only their first apperance in the Champions League, but Tottenham Hotspur have certainly made the most of it.
After eliminating AC Milan in the first knockout round, they find themselves in the quarterfinals. Whatever happens from now on, Tottenham can certainly feel proud of their participation as they've upset some European giants and they've done a better campaign than their North London rivals Arsenal FC.
The draw wasn't very kind to Tottenham, as they'll have to beat Real Madrid in order to advance to the semifinals. It's obvious that, given their history and the fact that they currently possess the most expensive squad ever assembled, Real Madrid must be considered favorites to advance.
But in cup football, being favorite is meaningless, it's all about the day. After all, who could see Arsenal beating Barcelona at the Emirates Stadium?
There's no doubt that Real Madrid have a better squad overall. If Tottenham and Real Madrid were competing in the same league, it'd be almost certain that Real Madrid would finish ahead of Tottenham. But they're not. This is the Champions League and, over the course of 180 minutes, everything can happen. Spurs certainly have reasons to believe that their adventure might not be over just yet.