Manchester City and Pep Guardiola will be the enemy come this evening, as Tottenham take on the Citizens in the Champions League quarter final second leg.
Spurs edged the first leg by one goal to nil in their new stadium, but they will need to step it up without the home advantage in Manchester.
The Premier League champions come into the game with aspirations of winning all four available trophies this season, showing the calibre of opponent Spurs face.
However, a win, a draw, or a loss by one in which Spurs score will see the North London outfit progress to their first ever Champions League semi final.
Despite attempting to beat Man City three times in the space of two weeks, Pochettino has taken the time out to applaud his fellow coach Pep Guardiola.
Pochettino claims that any manager in the world can dream of achieving Pep’s level of success, and it is certainly something he dreams of.
Poch said (Football London): “Yes of course, I don’t remember, I am sorry if I am wrong. I think he won 25 or 26 or 24, I think it is one of the most successful managers in the last 10 years for sure. It is not another like him. For me, a title with Tottenham is a massive dream, but to 25 or 26, I am not sure, it is more than a dream for any coach or any manager in the world. What he is doing in Barcelona, Bayern Munich or now Manchester City is unbelievable. He shows his quality, how good he is. For us, it is not easy. We made sure our success – different coaches, different things. In Espyanol, Southampton, Tottenham are different pressures to Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, we need to set our objectives at a different level. But any coach can dream to be maybe as one per cent as successful as Guardiola is.”
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