Tottenham produced a fantastic display on Tuesday evening at the new stadium to beat Manchester City 1-0 in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals.
Man City were overwhelming favorites to progress to the semifinals ahead of the tie but the result in the first leg has given Spurs a fantastic boost ahead of the game at the Etihad next week.
Tottenham know that the home side will have to score thrice if they get one away goal next week. Going by how well Spurs defended on Tuesday, City certainly have their work cut out in the second leg.
However, Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez, who started on Tuesday night, has said that he is still confident of progression to the semifinals.
The Algerian further added that City’s approach to the game will not change because of the result in the first leg as all they need to do is win the game to progress.
Speaking to Manchester Evening News, the 28-year-old said: “At home, we are very good,” he said. “We’re going to give everything and I feel we can win.
“We will never put our heads down. It was a difficult game. Even if we drew we still have to win our game at home so it doesn’t change our approach.
“Of course, it was a difficult game. We know Tottenham, a physical team, a lot of intensity. It was the game we expected.”
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