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.
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.
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.
The second leg will be in Manchester on April 17.