Vertonghen’s four-word summary of the Champions League win

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham and Manchester City played out an absolute thriller at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday as the tie ended 4-4 on aggregate.

Spurs eventually progressed to the semi-final on the away goals rule after some late drama.

The hosts thought they had scored the winner as Raheem Sterling beat Hugo Lloris in stoppage time after Sergio Aguero squared the ball to the Englishman.

However, VAR ruled Aguero to have been in an offside position, and the goal was subsequently chalked off.

Pep Guardiola’s and the Manchester City fans’ celebrations were cut short as Spurs fans went from the depths of despair to absolute ecstasy in a matter of seconds.

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has now opened up on the emotions that were running through his head late in the game.

The 31-year-old admitted that the Spurs players had thought they had lost the game, and that none of his teammates appealed for an offside.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Vertonghen said, “It was crazy, madness, absolute madness. You don’t know anything and it’s a weird feeling.

“No-one was even appealing for offside, we all thought they had scored. Everyone was on the floor, but there was still two or three minutes left.

“So it was ‘let’s try and get the ball in the box and we will see whatever happens’.

“And then out of nothing, the referee came up with VAR. We didn’t even know, that’s what I’m saying.”

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