Tottenham vs Manchester City: Mauricio Pochettino promises Spurs will be ‘brave’ and ‘aggressive’ in Champions League clash


Tottenham vs Manchester City: Mauricio Pochettino promises Spurs will be ‘brave’ and ‘aggressive’ in Champions League clash

Mauricio Pochettino has promised Spurs will be ‘brave’ and ‘aggressive’ from the off against Manchester City.

The two teams meet at Tottenham’s new stadium for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Tuesday evening.

Pochettino has promised aggression from the off from Spurs

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.