Soccer Football - Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg - Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - April 17, 2019 Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino celebrates after the match REUTERS/Andrew Yates
(Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says his players are “still in a dream” after reaching the Champions League semi-finals in dramatic fashion but expects his side to be ready for Saturday’s crucial Premier League clash against Manchester City.
Spurs lost 4-3 in a classic encounter against City in Wednesday’s quarter-final second leg, but went through on away goals after the tie finished 4-4 on aggregate.
It was a gripping spectacle right until the final few minutes when City had a stoppage-time goal from Raheem Sterling, which would have sent them through, ruled out for offside after a VAR review.
“We are all tired after an amazing, crazy and unbelievable night,” Pochettino told a news conference on Thursday.