Champions League: Tottenham Plans To Attack Manchester City


Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino plans to attack Manchester City from the start of the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final at the London side’s gleaming new stadium on Tuesday.

The Argentine hopes the atmosphere in the long-delayed 62,000 – seater arena will make it tough for the team who is currently sitting second in the Premier League log behind Liverpool.

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The new stadium hosted a league game last week when Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 2 nil on a historic night for the club.

Tottenham will be playing their second champions league quarter-final, haven lost 5 nil on aggregate to Real Madrid in 2011.

With City in relentless form, winning 21 of their last 23 matches in all competitions, they are firm favorites to avoid a repeat of last year’s quarter-final defeat by Liverpool.

Argentine Pochettino rates City manager Pep Guardiola as the best in the world and is well aware of the quality of City’s squad, forecasting a tough game.

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Tottenham striker Son Heung-Min scored the opening goal in the new stadium and plans to enjoy the match as the noise-levels are likely to be cranked up a notch.

Guardiola’s side is chasing an unprecedented quadruple, having already

Won the League Cup, and Pochettino says if any side can win all four trophies – FA Cup, Premier League, and Champions League – it is City.

Pochettino will almost certainly be without midfielders Eric Dier and Erik Lamela.

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The second leg will be in Manchester on April 17.

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