Tottenham vs Manchester City: Mauricio Pochettino promises Spurs will be ‘brave’ and ‘aggressive’ in Champions League clash
The two teams meet at Tottenham’s new stadium for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Tuesday evening.
And Pochettino, whose side have lost each of their past three meetings with Pep Guardiola’s men, has admitted he is wary of the threat they pose but promised his side will be look to attack from the start.
“I think it’s going to be a very tough game,” the Argentine said.
“City are one of the best teams in Europe, and in England. We’ll start the game very aggressively. We want to be aggressive. We know that very well.
“We’ve prepared for the games. We’ve been talking about the different situations that can happen from beginning. We want to start with a high tempo.
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“We cannot guess the atmosphere. It’s our second game there. The first in Champions League, which is different to the Premier League.
“We hope and wish that the atmosphere is going to be amazing and tough for our opposition.”
Meanwhile, Stuart Pearce has claimed Man City drawing Spurs is the worst possible fixture for Pep Guardiola’s side.
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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.
“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.”
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