Pochettino believes this Man City player should have be shown a red card

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur will take a deserved narrow lead into the second leg of their Champions League quarter final after beating Man City 1-0 at the new stadium last night.

After conceding and stopping a first half penalty, Spurs were driven on by the roaring crowd around the new ground, and went on to control large parts of the game.

Heung Min Son finally added a goal to cap off the performance, but this came after disaster struck once again for Harry Kane on an injury front.

Chasing down the ball near the touchline, Kane came in slightly late on Fabian Delph, and as the Man City man cleared the ball, his studs ended up coming down on Kane’s ankle.

Famously brittle, Kane’s ankle came off the worst in the challenge, and the striker immediately hopped down the tunnel to receive treatment, with fears he could now be out for the season.

Poch and Delph then swapped a few words after the Man City midfielder aggressively shouted at Kane (Football London): “I was talking with Delph about the situation. He was upset and aggressive with Harry after the action and I tried to make him understand that it wasn’t intention from Harry or him to damage each other, it was just a tough action, Harry twisted his ankle, he touched the ball and then he stepped on his ankle. I said to him ‘you are lucky because it was checking on the VAR and technically it was maybe a red card’. But I think both were fighting for a ball and had no intention to damage each other. The conversation was very friendly. Nothing more no problem between us.”

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