Mauricio Pochettino has spoken of his immense pride after Tottenham's victory over Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates at the end of the match during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at at Etihad Stadium on April 17, 2019 in Manchester, Englan
Spurs progressed after an astonishing night of football that saw four goals in the first 11 minutes, a controversial goal and late drama when City thought they had snatched it right at the death only to be denied by VAR.
Speaking after the game, Pochettino hailed his team for their character and spoke about the magic of football.
"It was unbelievable - the way it finished," he said. "I am so happy, so proud. My players are heroes to be here. I am so happy for them, so happy for the fans.
"In a moment many things happened in your head, the disappointment was massive but they changed the decision.
That is why we love football. Today we showed great character and great personality it was an unbelievable game.
Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino celebrates at the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg football match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, nort
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It is the first time that Spurs have ever reached the last four of the Champions League and they had to do it in the second leg without their talisman Harry Kane.
They will face Ajax in the semi-finals for a place in the final, with Liverpool and Barcelona facing off in the other tie.