Alderweireld reveals how Spurs players celebrated Champions League win over Man City

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Few Champions League nights will go down in the history of a club as much as Tottenham’s win over Manchester City across two legs last season en route to the final.

Spurs took a 1-0 home lead into the second leg at the Etihad Stadium, with fans dreaming of a place in the Champions League semi-final.

Unfortunately, the Lilywhites went 1-0 down and lost their advantage within four minutes when Raheem Sterling found the bottom corner.

However, Heung Min Son then rattled in two goals of his own before the 10-minute mark to make it 3-1 to Tottenham on aggregate, including two away goals.

One minute later and City had equalised on the night through Bernando Silva, making it 2-2 inside the first quarter of an hour.

Sterling scored his second and Man City’s third on 21 minutes, before Sergio Aguero struck home in the 59th minute to put Man City in the lead for the very first time in the time.

The drama wasn’t done there though, as Fernando Llorente scored a 73rd-minute winner with his hip and Spurs survived a late VAR call when Sterling tapped home to book their place in the semi-final.

Toby Alderweireld revealed exactly how the players celebrated after entering the changing rooms in a BT Sport interview with Jermain Jenas and Jake Humphrey.

He said: “I think everyone just screamed, you know, and couldn’t really believe.

“Before the game, everyone was talking, ‘Oh yeah, Spurs won 1-0 at home, but City will do it at their place’ and I think we did something unbelievable. The way as well, from going down quickly, getting back up, down again, and that means so much hunger and mentality in the team, you know? So, it was like a full package that was there and everyone was just delighted. It was like a historical moment to go to the semi-final.”

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