Pochettino reacts to the sensational Champions League first leg win

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur hosted their first ever European night under the lights at the new stadium yesterday evening, welcoming Manchester City.

This represented Spurs’ second ever appearance in the Champions League quarter finals, and the club have never been beyond this stage in the competition.

The noise around the stadium was electric, with the 17,500 fans in the South Stand displaying a special ‘To Dare Is To Do’ message as the iconic Champions League music blared.

It will certainly be a night to remember for all Tottenham fans in the ground, but it could have started so poorly after Man City were awarded a first half penalty.

Danny Rose was adjudged to have blocked a City shot with his hand, thanks to VAR, but luckily Hugo Lloris was equal to Sergio Aguero’s pen.

Spurs then went on to control large parts of the match, and eventually came good with around ten minutes to go as Heung Min Son slammed a shot home from within the box.

Pochettino was unsurprisingly over the moon (Football London): “Yes, I am happy with the performance, happy in the way we approached the game, the performance was very good and it’s a challenge for the future to give this level and show that level and be consistent. Still a lot of work to do, Manchester City are the favourites to win the Champions League and it’s going to be tough, completely different in one week, completely different game. But to win the first leg, gives us belief and we are going to go there and fight a lot, but it’s a good result for us.”

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