The Tottenham player headed to dressing room straight after Raheem Sterling scored goal at the expense of Aguero’s offside position.
Seven goals and two game changing decisions were enough to keep everyone at their toes at the Etihad yesterday. The match will surely go down as one of the greatest European encounter in recent times. The game had a little bit of everything but, following a flurry of early goals, plenty of tense moments and a bit of late VAR drama, Spurs sealed their place in the Champions League semi-finals. After topping Manchester City 1-0 at home in the opening leg, Spurs edged the Premier League champions on away goals after a drama-filled match. After the game this Spurs players thought his side is out of the Champions League.
Moussa Sissoko says he did not realize Tottenham had qualified for the Champions League semi-finals at Manchester City’s expense. Raheem Sterling thought he had completed his hat-trick in added time to send City through 5-4 on aggregate, but the goal was dramatically ruled out for offside. Christian Eriksen gave the ball away in his own half but Bernardo Silva touched the ball on to Sergio Aguero, meaning the forward was offside before squaring to Sterling. Sissoko, who was replaced in the first half due to injury, revealed he was unaware Sterling’s late strike had been disallowed as he had gone to the dressing room. “
At 4-3, it’s extra-time, we thought we were going to do it, then I’m on the bench, and they scored this goal for 5-3,” Sissoko told reporters. “When I see that they score, I’m in all my mood, I go back to the dressing room so I didn’t see that the goal had been canceled, so in my head, we were eliminated. “And it was one of the staff members who told me, when he came back to the dressing room, “Incredible! We did it!”, I said, ‘How did we do it?’, he said, ‘Yes, the goal was canceled!’ So at that moment, I put on a T-shirt, I ran outside to celebrate with my team-mates.”
“I forgot the injury and ran away because it was an emotional shock. It’s a great thing, to be qualified for the semi-final, for us players and the club, it’s something historic. I had to celebrate this qualification with everyone.” Tottenham lost their first two group stage matches but bounced back brilliantly to reach the knockout rounds, with Ajax now awaiting in the semi-finals after they downed City on away goals after Wednesday’s 4-3 second-leg loss.
Spurs will be without Son Heung-min due to suspension in the first game and Harry Kane is injured, while Ajax have accounted for Real Madrid and Juventus in the last two rounds.
Everyone watching the game believed Manchester City have progressed to the semi finals. It was a game that will definitely go down as one of the best Champions League game in recent years.