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'It's horrible,' says Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli on VAR drama

Dele Alli. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 18, 2019, 04.37 PM (IST)

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli said the waiting for the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) decision that ruled out Raheem Sterling's stoppage-time goal was 'horrible' in their second leg UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash on Wednesday. 

On being asked about beating Manchester City, Alli said, "It's an amazing feeling. It was an unbelievable game. We probably could have performed better but to come here, such a difficult place and to do what we needed to do is an amazing feeling."

Spur reached the semi-finals of the UCL on away goals following a 4-3 defeat to as they had won the first leg 1-0 and progressed after the tie finished 4-4 on aggregate. 

"We probably could have defended a bit better as a team at the start of the game but we were clinical in the attack as well. In the end we did what we needed to do so we're delighted," added Alli. 

On being asked about waiting for VAR result, he said, "It's horrible."

"Obviously, they said VAR and you're waiting around. At the end it obviously helped us out. It's one of those games. But it is an unbelievable feeling."

"They're a top side, a young side but we're looking forward to the challenge," said Alli on facing Ajax Amsterdam in the semis. 

Spurs 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. 

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."

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'It was an unbelievable game. We probably could have performed better but to come here, such a difficult place and to do what we needed to do is an amazing feeling,' says Dele Alli