Tottenham celebrates, Sissoko no: “In the locker room before the VAR, for me we were eliminated”

Tottenham festeggia, Sissoko no: "Negli spogliatoi prima del VAR, per me eravamo stati eliminati"

Tottenham celebrates, Sissoko no: "In the locker room before the VAR, for me we had been eliminated." Photo EPA / NEIL HALL

MANCHESTER – All Tottenham celebrated qualifying for the Champions League semi-finals after the final whistle from the referee Cakir. All Tottenham minus Sissoko. The French midfielder, released during the match due to injury, decided to go straight into the locker room after Sterling's 5-3 goal. He was very disappointed and made this decision instinctively. How to suffer alone, in silence. Too bad that shortly thereafter, the Turkish referee Cakir would have canceled the 5-3 goal by ending the game at 4-3 and starting the Tottenham party.

Tottenham, Sissoko thought the team had left the Champions League.

As the Mirror writes, quoting L'Equipe, Sissoko recounted: “We were on 4-3, they were minutes of recovery and we really thought we could make it. I was on the bench, the game was ending but the City scored the goal of 5-3. When I saw Sterling's goal I closed in on myself and decided to return to the locker room, so I didn't realize that the VAR subsequently canceled the network. As far as I knew we had been eliminated, then one of the staff told me everything.

He entered the locker room shouting 'We did it', but I didn't understand what he was saying and then he explained to me that they had canceled Sterling's goal. At that point I put on the first shirt I found and ran out to celebrate with my teammates, I even forgot about the injury. For me it was an emotional shock ".
Source: Mirror and L'Equipe.

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