Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino will assess the replay of Dele Alli's kick on Fiorentina defender Nenad Tomovic after missing the incident during the draw in Florence. The England international kicked out at the full-back while he was lying on the ground following a tussle by the dead-ball line but escaped with only a yellow card from referee Felix Zwayer.
The episode is the latest in a string of heated moments involving the 20-year-old this season, with the edge to his game threatening to overshadow a campaign which has represented his breakthrough into the Spurs first team. Alli's ill-discipline did not however affect a decent showing from the visitors who take an away goal into the second leg at White Hart Lane after Nacer Chadli's first half penalty.
Federico Bernardeschi's deflected effort drew a much-improved Fiorentina level in the second half and despite Michel Vorm having to keep out Mauro Zarate, the hosts were punished for their lack of ambition in the first half which leaves Paulo Sousa's men with much to do on the return trip to London. However, the incident involving Alli was the flashpoint of the 90 minutes and Tottenham boss Pochettino admits he will take a look a replay before passing comment.
"I don't know, I didn't see from my position," he said, according to ESPN. "It was difficult. A different action during the game, sometimes these things happen. I need to assess on the video and see what happened."
Pochettino was otherwise impressed with his Tottenham team, to whom he made six changes from the win over Manchester City. Captain Hugo Lloris missed out from the start, while Harry Kane and Mousa Dembele started on the bench but it did not affect the north Londoners who are now favourites to qualify.
"Until Fiorentina scored and we conceded the goal I think we were much better and we dominated the game," the Tottenham coach added. "We has lots of options and chances. But I am happy and pleased and the effort was fantastic. It is true that after they scored we concede a little bit of possession of the ball and maybe we lost control of the game but in general after 90 minutes I am happy with the performance.
"The momentum of the game changed, the opponent believed more and after we concede the goal maybe we lose the control until the hour mark. After they scored we didn't manage the ball properly and that changed the game a little bit. I am happy and pleased with the performance. We need to wait for the second leg in London and we need to be ready for Sunday [against Crystal Palace]."