Mauricio Pochettino reveals he couldn’t watch crucial last-gasp VAR decision Man City News:

Mauricio Pochettino reveals he couldn’t watch crucial last-gasp VAR decision Man City News:

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  Mauricio Pochettino saluted his Tottenham “heroes” after they edged Manchester City in a seven-goal thriller to reach the semi-finals on Wednesday night   Spurs looked to be heading out after Raheem Sterling scored in the 93rd-minute to make it 5-4 to City on aggregate, only for the late goal to be disallowed by VAR  Substitute Fernando Llorente’s 73rd minute goal – which also went to VAR amid suggestions of handball – ultimately made the difference as Spurs went through to meet Ajax in the Champions League last-four  Pochettino paid tribute to his players and said: “I think they’re all heroes and they deserve a lot of praise  “I’m so happy, because the effort is massive from the squad. I think today we showed anything is possible in football That’s the most important thing.  “Sport always gives you the possibility to beat teams that no-one thinks you are capable of beating  “This team has the personality and mentality to believe all is possible. That is a massive achievement for us ”  Pochettino revealed he could not watch the referee make his crucial VAR decision on Sterling’s late goal, which ultimately sent Spurs through and ended City’s Quadruple hopes  “I didn’t watch, I promise I didn’t watch,” said Pochettino. “You need to trust in VAR The decision to include VAR is going to change the game a little bit.  “I am pro the basis and trying to help the referees, but maybe one year ago I was a little bit worried Today my feeling is the same.  “When it’s for you, you need to accept it. When it’s against you, you need to accept it The most important thing now is we are in the semi-finals and we deserve to be there  “Whatever happens, I’m going to feel proud. We made history.”  Four goals in the first 11 minutes set the tone for a pulsating match, one which City looked to have edged by taking a 4-2 lead on the night, 4-3 on aggregate  But Llorente’s strike proved decisive, sending Spurs through at City’s expense, with the pair meeting again at the same venue in the Premier League on Saturday  Spurs will be without injured star striker Harry Kane for the semi-final, as well as Son Hueng-min, who will miss the first leg through suspension after picking up a booking

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