Ian Wright identifies one thing Spurs are doing that Man City ‘used to do’

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Ian Wright
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Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has said that the way Tottenham Hotspur are currently stopping teams from playing and committing tactical fouls is similar to what Manchester City used to do in their pomp a couple of years ago.

Tottenham face what will arguably be their biggest test of the season so far on Saturday when Manchester City visit the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

City have started the season a little sluggishly and they perhaps have lost the fear factor they once had.

However, there were signs in the couple of weeks leading up to the international break that they were slowly but surely getting back to their best.

City have seen also been boosted by the news that Pep Guardiola has pen to paper on a two-year contract extension at the club.

Wright admitted ahead of the game that he has been impressed by what he has seen from Jose Mourinho’s men both defensively and offensively.

He said on the Wrighty’s House podcast: “Defensively with Hojbjerg, the amount of things that he’s stopping.

“The amount of fouls that Spurs are committing now. They’re doing that stuff that City used to do, making fouls and stopping teams from playing.

“The chances that they are creating, most chances created in the league, the most goals from open play in the league, shots on target, the most in the league.”

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