And he has also hailed ‘magnificent’ manager Mauricio Pochettino, for proving it doesn’t take multi-million pound signings to achieve success at the top level.
In one of the most dramatic European games we’ve seen in recent years, Premier League rivals Spurs and City went at each other in gung-ho fashion, with five goals scored in a breathless opening 21 minutes.
But Spurs’ 1-0 lead from the first-leg proved crucial – the tie eventually finished 4-4 with the London club progressing to their first ever Champions League semi-final on away goals.
A nerve-shredding finale was full of drama which two lengthy VAR delays – one which awarded Fernando Llorente what eventually proved to be a winning goal, and another which denied Raheem Sterling what would have been a winner for City in stoppage-time.
It was a tragic way to crash out for the hosts, but Spurs didn’t mind one jot as Mauricio Pochettino led the mad celebrations in the away corner of the Etihad Stadium.
Roberts – a UEFA Cup and two-time FA Cup winner with Tottenham – boldly predicted such a result on talkSPORT hours before the thrilling game in Manchester.
Speaking to Jim White, the Spurs legend said he ‘had a feeling’ his former side would triumph.
And, ahead of what promises to be an exciting semi-final against Ajax, he believes Tottenham will go all the way.
“I was always confident we would out-do Manchester City over two legs,” Roberts said, again speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White, on Thursday.
“I think we’ll get to the final, 100 per cent. I have a real feeling.
“You look back, we could have gone out in the group stage, but what is meant to be is meant to be.