Moussa Sissoko didn't know Raheem Sterling's 'winner' vs Spurs was disallowed

Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: First Leg

To say there was drama in Manchester City 4-3 Tottenham would be the mother of all understatements.

After a relatively tame first leg at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the floodgates opened in Manchester with no less than five goals during the opening 21 minutes.

However, after more drama in the second-half, it looked as though Spurs had reached the semi-finals thanks to a controversial goal from Fernando Llorente.

That wasn't the end of the chaos, though, as Raheem Sterling looked to have won the game in the dying seconds and secured himself a hat-trick.

Nevertheless, while the Etihad Stadium was still going absolutely wild, VAR intervened and chalked off the goal due to Sergio Aguero being in an offside position during the build-up.

Man City 4-3 Tottenham

It couldn't have been a more dramatic pendulum swing of emotions and Tottenham's Moussa Sissoko was perhaps the most confused person in the stadium.

Having seen Sterling's 'winning goal', the Frenchman marched down the tunnel and it wasn't until a member of Spurs' coaching staff approached him, that he realised the goal was disallowed.


Sissoko was completely oblivious

"I was on the bench when I saw the goal that made it 5-3," Sissoko informed French newspaper L'Equipe.

"I was so upset that I returned directly to the dressing room.

"I was alone, no one had accompanied me, no TV screen was broadcasting the game. In my head we were eliminated. Then one of the staff members entered the dressing room and told me: 'Incredible, we did it!'.

"I said: 'How did we do it?' At that moment, he told me that the goal had been disallowed.

"So I put on a t-shirt, I forgot about my injury and I ran outside to join the others, not to miss the celebrations for such a historic moment. It was an incredible, emotional shock."

A shock? You don't say, Moussa.


Thankfully, Sissoko realised in time to join in with the celebrations, even if he'll have to remember the injury that slipped from his mind during all the drama.

Tottenham certainly don't have an easy task against Ajax - who have knocked out Real Madrid and Juventus - but will be thankful to have avoided Barcelona.

However, having overcome a Manchester City team that were massive favourites going into the quarter-finals, Mauricio Pochettino's men will fancy their chances against anyone.

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