Kevin De Bruyne screams ‘this is our house’ moments before Man City get knocked out

The Belgian couldn’t hide his delight during a brilliant individual performance (Picture: Getty)

Kevin De Bruyne was left with egg on his face after microphones picked up him repeatedly screaming ‘this is our house’ moments before Manchester City were knocked out of the Champions League.

The Belgian had a stunning game against Tottenham, assisting three of City’s goals in a thrilling night of football, but City nevertheless exited the tournament after VAR wiped out Raheem Sterling’s stoppage-time ‘winner’.

City were behind for the majority of the tie, until De Bruyne slid in Sergio Aguero in the 59th minute who rifled a ferocious effort past Hugo Lloris at his near post to give the hosts a 4-3 aggregate lead.

After bagging his hat-trick of assists on the night, De Bruyne was understandably pumped up and while his teammates celebrated he looked absolutely fuming, screaming at the fans in the stadium.

Footage from BT Sport shows the Belgian yelling, ‘This is our house! This is our house!’ and pointing to the Etihad turf (see the video below, at 3:57).

But just 14 minutes later, with De Bruyne’s taunts still ringing in their ears, Spurs scored again through Fernando Llorente, with the score now 4-4 on aggregate and the north Londoners going through on away goals.

Sterling thought he had bagged the winner late on, sparking jubilant scenes of celebration, but VAR ruled the goal out due to Aguero being offside in the build-up.

De Bruyne seemed rather less jubilant than many of his teammates (Picture: BT Sport)

City’s players were stunned, while Pep Guardiola dropped to the floor with his head in his hands, as Spurs’ players celebrated a famous night in City’s ‘house’.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side will face Ajax in the semi-finals next, though will be without the suspended Heung-min Son for the first leg, and, should they overcome the Dutch side, they would face either Liverpool or Barcelona in the final.


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