‘I learn when I watch them’ – World class manager says Spurs are one of his favourite teams

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Tottenham Hotspur take on Manchester City at Wembley on Monday, as they look to put their Champions League woes behind them.

A win at home to the champions would see Spurs leapfrog above them.

Tottenham are currently two points behind leaders City and Liverpool, and on level points with both Chelsea and Arsenal.

Spurs are enjoying their best ever start to a Premier League campaign, despite not playing their best football.

This room for improvement should be a welcome sign for fans and Pochettino himself, as they are already beating records without hitting third gear.

It is usually around the holiday season that Spurs really push on and accumulate a huge chunk of points.

With Eriksen, Dembele and Alli now back from injury, they will be hoping to rediscover their fluid attacking form.

Opposing manager Pep Guardiola has expressed his respect for Tottenham, calling them one of his favourite teams.

The Independent report he said: “I learn when I watch them.

“We saw the game against Inter Milan in the Champions League and the last game at PSV Eindhoven and they were not worse than their opponents – I’d say they were better.

“They are one of the teams I like to watch the most. I learn when I watch them.

“They have a lot of international players and their base is from the English national team. They’ve a young team, a good keeper and good strikers. They have everything to be there.

“Always it’s tough. It was in my first season here. I didn’t expect any more.

“But nothing is going to change my opinion of my team. I want to focus to win the game and give a good performance, knowing the quality of the Spurs side.”

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