Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino still concerned about VAR despite its role in Champions League triumph over Manchester City


Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino still concerned about VAR despite its role in Champions League triumph over Manchester City

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino still has his reservations about VAR, despite the system sending his side through to the Champions League semi-finals.

Spurs overcame Manchester City on away goals after a thrilling night at the Etihad Stadium saw the quarter-final tie end 4-4 on aggregate after City’s 4-3 victory.

Pochettino could not contain his joy

Unbelievably, five goals in the opening 21 minutes were not the story of the game as the two decisive moments came courtesy of VAR in the final 20 minutes.

First Fernando Llorente’s crucial third goal for Spurs, which turned out to be the one to send them through, was allowed to stand after referee Cuneyt Cakir checked footage and ruled that the striker had not handled the ball prior to it hitting his hip and going in.

That drama was nothing compared to what happened in injury time as City thought they scored the goal they needed when Raheem Sterling struck from close range.