While talking to the reporters after Tottenham were dramatically saved by VAR on Wednesday night against Manchester City, Jan Vertonghen revealed what he said to his teammates after it seemed Sterling had scored the winner in the final minutes of the game.
“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.”
Tottenham will be facing Ajax next in the Champions League semifinals and the Spurs players might already be fancying their chances of reaching the finals.