Tottenham Hotspur did the unthinkable when they managed to defeat Manchester City on aggregate in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) quarter finals and book their place in the last four.
And the drama was never ending in the contest in a game that saw 4 goals in the first ten minutes, a suspected handball goal allowed by VAR and then a last-gasp ‘winner’ for City ruled out by VAR for offside.
For those on the pitch, the drama was visible with the reactions of Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino well documented, but what about those who had left the pitch?
L’Equipe have managed to get an interesting scoop from Spurs midfielder Moussa Sissoko who was forced off the field through injury and had absolutely no idea that his team were through to the semis.
“I was on the bench, I saw the goal of the 5-3, and I was so in all my states that I returned directly to the locker room. I was alone, no one had accompanied me, no TV screen was broadcasting, and in my head we were eliminated”, he was translated as saying.
“This is one of the staff members who entered the locker room at the end, and who launched me: “Incredible, we did it!” I said, “How did we do it?” At that moment, he told me that the goal had been canceled! So, I put on a T-shirt, I forgot my wound and I ran outside to join the others, not to miss the celebration of such a historic moment. It was an incredible emotional shock.”
There were scenes of absolute bedlam in Manchester but mostly from the away fans and Spurs players as the City supporters and players were forced to go home disappointed after a pulsating clash.