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'From hell to heaven': Alderweireld summarise Tottenham's UCL win over Manchester City

Toby Alderweireld. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 18, 2019, 02.54 PM (IST)

Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld said that his side went from "hell to heaven" when the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) ruled out Raheem Sterling's stoppage-time goal in the second leg of UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. 

Spurs reached the semi-finals of the Champions League on away goals following a 4-3 defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday. 

Alderweireld said, "From hell to heaven. I think we couldn't concede at that moment, I think we know what went wrong at that moment so we were a little bit angry, but then suddenly we saw the ref (referee) going back and said it was offside and then it was only one minute more to play."  

The Manchester City fans were celebrated at the Etihad Stadium what looked like the goal that sent them into the last four before the replay confirmed that Sergio Aguero was offside in the build-up. 

Alderweireld further added, "Yes, unbelievable. In one game against City if you go through it's okay, but if you do it in two games it's unbelievable."

"If you see our bench as well, all very young, talented players. So, it's an unbelievable night for us and don't underestimate it," Alderweireld concluded. 

Tottenham will play Ajax Amsterdam for a place in the final against Liverpool or Barcelona.