& # 39; We will have to forget & # 39 ;: Bernardo Silva makes a brave face and emphasizes that Manchester City must redouble its efforts to win the Premier League and the FA Cup
- Bernardo Silva expressed disappointment about the split-off from his Champions League division
- Manchester City suffered a painful total defeat against Tottenham Hotspur
- City scored in the injury time to tie the score, but VAR decided to put the goal offside
- Silva says his party must now focus on winning the Premier League and the FA Cup
Bernardo Silva made a brave face and tried to shift the focus to the title race after the heartbreak of the Champions League in Manchester City.
City saw their hope of conquering Europe and won an unprecedented four-fold this season ended in a dramatic quarter-final clash against Tottenham at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.
The city thought they had seized a 5-3 win, which cost them a total of 5-4, by Raheem Sterling in injury time, but his attack was ruled out by VAR.
Bernardo Silva expressed his disappointment after Manchester City lost to Tottenham
Silva's side was defeated in the cruelest way because a late winner was ruled out by VAR
Instead, Spurs continued a final-four clash with Ajax, despite a loss of 4-3 in the night, thanks to the & # 39; out of goals & # 39; in a 4-4 total draw.
& # 39; We are very disappointed & # 39 ;, said Silva, one of City's scorers in a sensational game that opened with five goals in a pulsating first 21 minutes.
& # 39; Of course we wanted to qualify for the semi-final. We are disappointed with the result and the way we have admitted the goals, but I think the way the team played was very good. It was fantastic, especially after he was (2-1 behind).
& # 39; It is not a very good feeling to have, but that is football. Now we have to focus on the Premier League and the FA Cup. We will have to forget and go for the competitions in which we are still. & # 39;
City, beaten 1-0 in the first leg, tied the score when Sterling struck after four minutes, but Spurs roared back and Son Heung-min scored twice in quick succession. Silva then equalized and Sterling again placed City at the front in a hectic opening.
Silva had scored earlier in the game when City fought back 2-1 down and went up 4-2
Silva turned a brave face and told City to forget the difficult result
He pointed out that City is still fighting for the Premier League title and the FA Cup trophy
Sergio Aguero brought down the equalizer after the break, but Fernando Llorente threw it back into Spurs' taste when he struck a goal kick after 73 minutes from a corner.
There was a debate about whether the ball had hit Llorente's arm before it bounced out of his hip, but the Spaniard got the benefit of the doubt after a long VAR check.
VAR then returned to Spurs & Rescue in injury time after Sterling thought he had completed his hat trick in the most dramatic way, and Aguero was offside in the run-up.
Silva said: & I think that VAR is a good thing because it helps the referee to make better decisions, so no problems with the VAR.
& # 39; Of course I had the opportunity to see Tottenham's final goal and the ball hits the hand, no doubt about it, but the referee makes his decision and we must respect that. & # 39;
Referee Cuneyt Cakir consulted VAR for the crucial third goal of Tottenham that forwarded them
Fernando Llorente (left) scored after the ball hit his arm, but Cakir didn't think it was a handball
This could still be a memorable season for City. They have already won the Carabao Cup and are on to the FA Cup final.
They will retain their Premier League title if they win their remaining five games, starting with another visit from Spurs on Saturday.
Silva said: & # 39; It's not time for revenge, it's time for a new race, time to keep us alive in the title race.
& # 39; We will try to win the game in the same way as on Wednesday, but we know that we are playing against a very good team and that will make it difficult for us. & # 39;