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Kevin De Bruyne goes off injured against Tottenham.
Manchester City [1]-0 Tottenham Hotspur - Phil Foden 5'
Spurs line-up against City - Janssen on bench, yet to play this season
Anyone calling Pep Guardiola a fraud presumably considers themself a fraud too. Pep was one of best players of his generation, which is often overlooked. Now he's the world’s best coach. He has revolutionised football and won more than anyone in past decade.  Winning the Champions League is extremely difficult. Guardiola was unlucky not to win it in all four seasons at Barcelona. In a way, the fact Zidane managed it three times in a row at Real Madrid seems to have watered down what Pep has achieved. It shouldn't.  And winning the Champions League with the football Pep plays is harder still. Recent winners and finalists have had a more defensive approach, attacking on the break. Even Luis Enrique’s Barcelona adapted their style to win it 2014-15.  Pep has never won the Champions League without Messi? True. But he is still young and likely will win it again. No coach has won it more than three times anyway, which shows how tough it is. And Zidane had Ronaldo.  Knockout ties often hinge on a key moment or two. We saw that on Wednesday with Llorente’s goal, City’s one that was ruled out in added time. Also the missed penalty from the first leg. A coach cannot control all of that.  Dominating the play doesn’t always bring results, especially in knockout format like Champions League. If it did, Barcelona would win every year. Or Guardiola's teams. Last season, Spurs dominated against Juve and lost. This time, they were dominated and won.  Despite not scoring in first leg, City were desperately unlucky. Fine lines. But going out to a top team like Tottenham, having ended up with a win and a draw overall, plus a late goal marginally ruled out, does not make Pep a fraud.  Yes, he has spent a lot. But that’s because he’s at a club with money and, as best coach out there, he gets that privilege. He’s competing with huge clubs full of top players. Not easy. Ask PSG! And as Cruyff said, you never see a bag of money score a goal...  What Mauricio Pochettino has done at Tottenham is nothing short of incredible. Spurs went through and City did not, but that should not detract from Guardiola and his achievements. He could still end the season with three major trophies.  When you’re the best, some want to bring you down. Pep  inflicted a lot of pain on Real Madrid. Many fans and journalists are waiting for him to lose. But he's a genius and he’ll probably have the last laugh.
Manchester City are currently on a 25 game drawless streak—only 4 fewer than Tottenham reached at the beginning of the season. If City successfully avoid drawing before the end of this Premier League season, they will have matched Spurs' record of a 29 game drawless streak.
Pochettino & Tottenham in the locker room
Passmap movie from yesterday's Champions League game between Manchester City & Tottenham
Tottenham dressing room celebrations last night
According to El Chinguirito TV Tottenham's Christian Eriksen wants a transfer to Real Madrid. He does not want a transfer to another club. His contract runs out in 2020.
Over the past year, Tottenham has been the only team in the 5 major European leagues that has not recruited a single player.
Giorgio Chiellini speaking last season about Mauricio Pochettino’s team: "That's the history of Tottenham - at the end they always miss something"
Danish commentator forgets to mute after Tottenham City game (Lots of swear words)
Spurs make history in seven goal thriller! | No Filter UCL: Man City vs Tottenham | BT Sport
BT Sport UCL Studio Analysis | Manchester City 4-3 Tottenham (4-4 on agg.)
Tottenham returns to a semifinals of the European Cup 57 years after his previous (and only) presence (1962-2019). It is the longest wait of any club to return to play semifinals in the whole history of the European Cup
Guardiola: Yeah, it’s tough. It’s cruel but we have to accept it. It was a nice game for everyone. Second half we did everything. We scored the goals we needed but congratulations to Tottenham and all the best for the semi-finals.
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