Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas told ITV that his side thoroughly deserved to go through over the two legs with Lyon.
Spurs needed a late Mousa Dembele strike to even things up on the night, and make it 3-2 on aggregate in favour of the English club.
"The second half was all about our football, and I think we deserved to go through," explained Villas-Boas.
"It was a great finish by Mousa. Sometimes we joke with him that he should shoot more."
Inter Milan await Spurs in the final 16, which excites the Portuguese manager.
"Excellent. I think it doesn't get any better than that. Two Europa League ties, but they'll be like Champions League ties."