15th December 2017

Man City clash excites Pochettino

By odds24

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino says he and his side will be ready for the challenge of trying to derail Manchester City at the weekend.

Pochettino was speaking after seeing his side move back up into the top four in the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Brighton at Wembley.

We go to Manchester to try to win.

Mauricio Pochettino

That was a third victory in a week in all competitions, a run of results which has provided a decent recovery from the failure to win any of their previous three league games.

And looking ahead to the clash with runaway league leaders City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, Pochettino told reporters: “What happens on Saturday, who knows? We go to Manchester to try to win.

“In the last week, we have got three wins and that is so important for us. We now feel we can stay higher in the table. There is a long way to go in the season and anything can happen.

“We are going to enjoy the game, as it is a fantastic challenge to play Manchester City. They are the best team in England and one of the best teams in Europe.

“I am so excited to play in these games. I like to play against these teams, against managers like Pep Guardiola.”

The Londoners are unbeaten in their last four meetings with the Citizens, including drawing 2-2 at the Etihad last season and claiming a 2-1 victory in Manchester in February 2016.

Spurs can be backed at 15/4 to earn a draw against City at teatime on Saturday, with a 1-1 final scoreline priced at 17/2, while Tottenham are 1/1 to secure a top-four finish come the end of the season.