‘Of course they deserve it’ – Jurgen Klopp says Spurs were worthy winners over City

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are now the two last remaining English clubs in the 2018/19 Champions League, now at the semi final stage.

The Premier League duo could in fact meet in the final if they are each to overcome their semi finals.

Tottenham face Ajax in the semis and Liverpool have the mighty Barcelona, but the chance for an all English affair in Madrid is still there.

While Liverpool came through their quarter final comfortably, Spurs did it in the only way they know how, the hard way.

Despite winning the first leg at home 1-0, Spurs saw their lead vanish inside four minutes at the Etihad on Wednesday.

Tottenham then fought back to score two away goals, both coming from Heung Min Son, leaving City needing a miracle and three extra goals to qualify.

However, by midway through the second half, Pep Guardiola’s men had their three goals, and Spurs were on the ropes.

A Fernando Llorente hip goal with 20 minutes to go, and VAR heroics to rule out Sterling’s last minute winner saw Tottenham go through with their fans’ hearts in tatters.

Jurgen Klopp has now claimed that Spurs deserved the triumph (Manchester Evening News): “It’s unbelievable. I really felt for them (City).

“I know some people said without VAR it’s a clear goal but we’re still having discussions about it.

“It was offside in the moment but it was tough to take. Big compliments to Tottenham.

“I said at the start of the season they had the toughest summer not because they didn’t sign anyone but because they only had two weeks off.

“To score three at City, of course they deserve it (to go through). Whether it has an influence on the league I have no idea. We will see that.”

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