“It will remain in our hearts” – Pep says late heartbreak could spur City on against Tottenham

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur defeated Manchester City in dramatic fashion on Wednesday to march into the Champions League semifinals.

Although, Spurs lost 4-3 on the night to a rampant City team, they did enough to through on away goals.

However, there was some late drama in the game as Raheem Sterling’s winner in stoppage time was ruled out by the VAR who spotted the fact that Sergio Aguero was in an offside position during the build up.

The goal was chopped off and as a result, Pep Guardiola and the City fans went from jubilation to heartbreak within a matter of seconds.

When asked is his players needed to put the disappointment of Wednesday out of their minds before they take on Tottenham in a Premier League match later today, the Spaniard insisted that he doesn’t want his players to forget the feeling.

He said he wanted his players to remember the emotion they felt on Wednesday, when they take to the field against Spurs.

Speaking to the Independent, Guardiola said, “It will take time, we have to live and compete and play with that feeling. That’s nice. What we lived last Wednesday, in terms of emotion, it was incredible.

“We are fortunate to live it, we were lucky to live it. More than 55,000 people were happy then in one second, everyone devastated.

“There is no activity in the world you can put in these kinds of limits, all these up and downs. People cannot expect that now it’s over. That’s impossible.

“Always it will remain in our hearts. I don’t want to see my players [saying] it doesn’t matter. I’d like to see more that it hurts. It was a pity. We were close.

“And with this, try tomorrow to play our game at 12.30 here at the Etihad Stadium.”

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