Tottenham Hotspur face their first big test of the new Premier League season when they play Manchester City, we take a look into Spurs’ chances against the reigning Champions.
Tottenham Hotspur have proven that they have the mentality to match City’s undoubted quality. Last season, over two legs, Spurs stood up to the newly-formed monolith to knock the Citizens out of the Champions League quarter final and march on to meet and beat an excellent Ajax side.
Spurs however have the potential to be a different entity this season. In addition to the guile, spirit, and quality that already exists in the squad.
Guardiola’s first league defeat as City manager was to Tottenham, fourth last season, in 2016.
City’s depth of talent was highlighted in their 5-0 opener against West Ham United last weekend when they had Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan, Joao Cancelo, Nicolas Otamendi and Phil Foden on the bench.
With the additions of Tunguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso, Pochettino has the tools at his disposal to not only change the system and formation at will – which is something he’s always liked to do during games – but also deal with the challenges that are presented by a high-press team like City.
Can Spurs expect a result at the Etihad today?
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