Manchester City was never at their best and must now overturn this narrow deficit at Etihad Stadium on 17 April to keep alive their hopes of a historic quadruple of Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup.
Heung-min Son struck a late winner to hand Tottenham a vital 1-0 win over Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
Pep Guardiola sprung a surprise with his team selection, leaving Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane on the bench while Bernardo Silva missed out entirely due to a thigh strain.
Pep Guardiola speaks to BT Sport after watching his side miss a penalty and lose 1-0.“There are always key moments in football. It is the Champions League and the result is what it is.”We played well and we were controlling the game. We had our chances with the penalty so it was a good performance but it is the Champions League and that is the challenge.”On Sergio Aguero’s penalty miss:
“Next time we will score. Now we have to prepare for Crystal Palace. We do not have time to think about Tottenham.”
Pochettino continued…“I think it was tough. Of course, [we are] happy because of the performance and the result, but it’s still Manchester City. There’s still a second leg in Manchester and it’s going to be tough.”We showed great quality and the performance was good, but there’s still 90 minutes to play.”It was a very good game, we were a lot motivated to play in the quarter-final in the Champions League. The penalty save gave the belief to us. Many positive things after the last few months we were disappointed, but the spirit today shows us anything is possible.”