Former Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce has suggested that the reaction of Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino after the injury to Harry Kane on Tuesday night spoke volumes.
Manchester City were the side regarded by many as the favourites, heading into the showdown between the two teams on Tuesday.
Pep Guardiola’s side were gifted a controversial penalty kick in the opening minutes of the first half, which was then saved by Hugo Lloris.
As if that flukey penalty kick decision was not enough luck for Manchester City, Tottenham were then hit by another big blow in the second half.
Star striker Harry Kane was forced to hobble off the pitch with what turned out to be a horrendous injury to his ankle.
The 25-year-old is now set to miss the rest of the season and Stuart Pearce believes the reaction of Pochettino showed how much of a setback that was.
“Losing your best players is always a blow and Pochettino’s reaction to the challenge suggests it is a big blow for Tottenham.” Pearce said on Sky Sports show ‘The Debate’.
But when Kane doesn’t play it gives Son the license to run behind and you always need someone to run behind like he does.”