Pochettino says Man City need to accept VAR decisions

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are through to their first ever Champions League semi final after scoring three away goals against Manchester City last night.

Spurs lost the game on the night 4-3, but thanks to the 1-0 win last Tuesday, along with the valuable three away goals, they qualify for the next round.

Tottenham will now fight it out against Ajax for the pride of playing in the Champions League final, an occasion no one would have expected either club to achieve this season.

Spurs have VAR to thank for their qualification last night, as a number of key decisions went their way.

Firstly, Fernando Llorente’s all important final goal appeared to flick his wrist on the way though, but VAR was used to rule that it came off his hip instead.

Man City then scored a fifth goal just seconds from the end of the match, which was ruled offside by VAR to the jubilation of Tottenham fans everywhere.

Pochettino had this to say on the decisions (Football London): “I didn’t watch. I promise, I didn’t watch. It is difficult after the game to be relaxed or calm. You need to trust in the VAR when it is against or for you. The decision to include VAR in football is going to change the game a little bit. I am pro the basis and trying to help the referees and maybe one year ago I was a little bit worried. Today my feeling is the same, when it is for you you need to accept. When it is against you, you need to accept. Like the penalty in the first leg or the situation Fernandinho on Harry Kane that the referee can check. The situations that are happening in every single game we are watching, like yesterday Barcelona against Manchester United, it was a penalty, not a penalty?”

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