Tottenham Hotspur were handed an all-Premier League tie in the quarter-final of the Champions League when they were drawn against Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s side have been hitting top gear in recent weeks which saw them book their place in the last eight of the competition with an emphatic 10-2 aggregate win, which included victory in the second leg by an impressive 7-0 scoreline.
The City boss was quizzed by reporters following the outcome of the draw ahead of his side’s FA Cup match against Swansea City tomorrow evening.
Guardiola believes that his side have a 50/50 chance of beating Tottenham in the two-legged tie. The first match will be played at Tottenham’s new 62,062 seater capacity stadium on Tuesday 9th April, with the return leg at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, April 17th.
He spoke of his admiration for Tottenham, having already beat Mauricio Pochettino’s side by a single goal in the Premier League earlier in the season at Wembley.
Guardiola told Sky Sports: “It happens. It’s a pleasure to be in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
“We know each other quite well. We have a lot of respect. It’s 50/50. We’ll try to get in the best condition possible and try to do a good two games.
“Every team has their strengths and weaknesses, and it’s the same with us. All I’m concerned with is Tottenham.
“Huge respect and I know them quite well. It’s hard, but if you talk about any other team in the Champions League it would be the same.”
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