The former Sporting Lisbon star has stated that his first reaction when the ball broke to him was to stop a City counter-attack, but that he was glad to get the opportunity to shoot from range.
The final nail in the coffin came in the 79th minute as Erik Lamela skipped past Manchester City’s defender Martín Demichelis and goal-keeper Willy Caballero to score Tottenham’s fourth goal.
The North London club have a poor recent record against the Etihad Stadium side and will have feared for the worst after Kevin De Bruyne’s first-half goal gave the visitors the lead.
“I am sure that Manchester City will win the Champions League in the future because the whole club works well”.
City could find no way back and with ten minutes to go, substitute Clinton Njie twisted his marker on the right and spotted Lamela lurking in acres of space.
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Manchester City are monitoring the fitness of Vincent Kompany, Joe Hart and Yaya Toure.
The manager declined to complain about the referee Mark Clattenburg allowing two Spurs goals that were offside.
“This was a great victory for us, I am very pleased with the effort from our players”, said Pochettino.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men had their tails up then and they came out in the second half with renewed vigour, taking the lead five minutes after the restart when Toby Alderweireld headed in from a corner. “We scored a goal and had two or three clear chances and Tottenham scored with their first shot”.
“I never complain about players I can not play“, said Pellegrini. Our challenge is to develop a young squad, the talent is massive but we need time. “It is hard when you are losing 2-1 to change the game”.
Manchester City were coming into their game with Tottenham Hotspur with a lot of questions regarding how they would rebound after a 2-1 loss at West Ham United last weekend. The manager was delighted with the reaction of his team but urged them to keep their feet on the ground ahead of the coming games.
The Chilean, who is 62 on Wednesday, said: “We have 15 more points to play for, so it depends on how we play and what result we get in our next game”.