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Mauricio Pochettino- Mauricio Pochettino called Manchester City the favourites

Mauricio Pochettino called Manchester City the favourites Credit AFP

Jose Mourinho says the match officials "got it right" in crucial moments as they consulted the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in Manchester City's dramatic Champions League exit at the hands of Tottenham on Wednesday night.

"What we lived last Wednesday in terms of emotion and simple life, it was incredible - we were fortunate to live it".

"I follow them every game, I speak to the people at the club, I know how good they are".

Spurs booked their place in the semis thanks to an insane away goals victory over Manchester City, losing what many consider to be one of the competition's greatest ever matches by four goals to three in the second leg, and advancing on away goals. It will always remain in our hearts.

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Oleksandr Zinchenko is back in training after the Ukraine worldwide missed the last three games with a hamstring strain. He will still likely start ahead of Fabian Delph, given the latter's poor performance in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final.

"We saw each other yesterday and we congratulated each other on the game", Guardiola said of Pochettino.

The England worldwide has endured a hard campaign and recently picked up a hip flexor problem which saw him miss more games.

"Both teams are going to attack, them in their way with long balls to Llorente or Lucas Moura picking up second balls and the attacker running in behind", he added.

Many will feel this gives them an unfair advantage in the tie, but there is nothing to stop the Premier League from helping English teams in European competition by rejigging the fixture schedule, as is commonplace across the continent.

"But over the last couple of seasons, with the teams that we have beaten in the Champions League, we should go there with confidence no matter how tough it is going to be".

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