Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino thinks his side can go on and win the Champions League after knocking Manchester City out at the quarter-final stage.

In a pulsating match at the Etihad Stadium last night, City won the game 4-3 but thanks to Spurs’ 1-0 win at home in the first leg, it was the North London side that progressed on away goals.

There was a late scare for Tottenham fans as Raheem Sterling thought he had completed a hat-trick to put the home side through only for a VAR review to rule the goal out for offside.

Spurs, for whom Heung-Min Son scored twice and Fernando Llorente once, held on and will face Ajax in the semi-final with the first leg at home on April 30.

Speaking at his post-match press conference, Tottenham boss Pochettino fielded several questions, including being asked whether he felt his side could build on this performance and win the tournament overall.

Should Spurs beat Ajax over two legs, they will have to play either Barcelona or Liverpool in the final.

But the Argentine was in a positive frame of mind and refused to rule anything out.

“I think today we showed and last week all is possible in football,” Pochettino said, as quoted by the Football.London website.

“That is the most important.

“This team have the personality, mentality and character.

“That is a massive achievement for us after five years.”

Spurs have never made it past the quarter-finals of the Champions League although the club did reach the semi-finals of the European Cup in 1962.

This is unchartered territory for them, as it would have been for City, whose hopes of a quadruple have now been dashed.

Pochettino’s next task is to prepare his side to travel to Manchester once again with Spurs in action against the Citizens in a vital Premier League clash this Saturday.

Tottenham also play Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United before the first semi-final against Ajax.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here