Guardiola claims Tottenham have the advantage for this reason

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola claims his opponents, Tottenham Hotspur have the advantage ahead of their Champions League quarter-final first leg match up at the new White Hart Lane.

This comes after the Manchester City manager was talking about the longer break the Tottenham players would have than his own Man City players.

Man City played on Saturday against Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley leaving them having a three day break whilst Tottenham’s last was their opening match at their new stadium against Crystal Palace on Wednesday cruising to a 2-0 victory leaving them with a six day break ahead of the crucial first leg match up in North London.

Guardiola believes the Tottenham players have an advantage due to the length of time without playing a competitive match:

“Of course it’s an advantage [for Tottenham to rest]. But to fight for everything you have to overcome that,” he said. “I don’t care. (ManchesterEveningNews)

“If they have six days, congratulations. Maybe one day we will have six days and our opponent will have two or three. It’s the fixtures.

“If we will be out of that competition, we will have maybe more days. It’s what it is, so that is the challenge.

“What kind of situation? Our club, like Man City, don’t live in our history this kind of situation.

“The big clubs overcome these situations, they don’t complain

“Saturday was so tough for many reasons – for many, many reasons – and we overcome it. The players know what I mean and that is the point.

“The big clubs don’t go there, and here or whatever saying ‘no, we lose for that (reason)’, or ‘we didn’t play for that (reason)’.”

Manchester City head to Tottenham to attempt to stop the party atmosphere with the opening of their new stadium and continue a superb run of 22 wins from 23 games leaving the reality of the quadruple still on.


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