Tottenham news: Stuart Pearce explains why Spurs is worst possible Champions League draw for Manchester City
Manchester City would have been hoping to avoid Tottenham in the Champions League quarter-finals, Stuart Pearce has claimed.
Spurs host the Premier League champions at their new home for the first-leg of their last eight clash on Tuesday.
And while the north Londoners are considered underdogs by many, Pearce insists the tie could go either way.
The former City boss told talkSPORT: “It’ll be a fantastic game. I think it’s the worst possible draw for City at this stage in the competition.
“I’m not sure Tottenham will be too enamoured by it either. But I think it’s going to be a very tight game.
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“Tottenham have got to be in the game after the first leg. If they can take an advantage to go away from home, or stop City from scoring, then there’s always pressure on City being the home side [for the] second-leg.”
City are chasing an unprecedented quadruple, with Pep Guardiola’s Carabao Cup winners still going strong in all three remaining competitions.
However, Pearce has categorically ruled out such a feat, and still expects Liverpool to outlast City in the Premier League title race.
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When asked if they could win the quadruple, Pearce said: “Not a chance. The weight of games is just too much.
“I tipped Liverpool to win the league last summer and I still think they’re going to do that.
“There’s a lot of football to be played between now and the end of the season, and I think it will take its toll.”
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