The belief that Spurs had been knocked out of the Champions League lasted for a little bit longer for Moussa Sissoko than others on Wednesday evening.
The Fench midfielder played 40 minutes against Manchester City before leaving the game injured. He was sitting on the bench when Raheem Sterling looked to have given Man City a 5-3, 93rd minute lead - one which would have put his side through to the semi-finals, 5-4 on aggregate.
However, the Etihad was deflated when the goal was disallowed due to Sergio Aguero being offside. The game finishing 4-4 meant Spurs progressed on away goals.
"I was on the bench when I saw the goal that made it 5-3," Sissoko told L'Equipe.
I was so upset that I returned directly to the dressing room.
I was alone, no one had accompanied me, no TV screen was broadcasting the game. In my head we were eliminated.
Then one of the staff members entered the dressing room and told me: 'Incredible, we did it!'.
I said: 'How did we do it?' At that moment, he told me that the goal had been disallowed.
So I put on a t-shirt, I forgot about my injury and I ran outside to join the others, not to miss the celebrations for such a historic moment. It was an incredible, emotional shock.
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