Tottenham fell to a 1-0 defeat against Manchester City in a closely contested Premier League game on Saturday. In stark contrast, to the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal which ended 4-3, the game was quite cagey and chances were few and far between.
Spurs conceding early as Phil Foden scored his first Premier League goal for the hosts, but from that point onward, Pep Guardiola’s side struggled to create clear cut chances.
In fact, Spurs had several clear chances to level the game in the first half but their finishing let them down on the day.
However, it was a great defensive performance from Tottenham with the likes of Juan Foyth and Davinson Sachez, who came into the team for the game, putting in terrific displays.
Foyth, in particular, got rave reviews for his performance, as he ensured that Raheem Sterling didn’t get too much joy down City’s left-hand side.
Former Spurs and Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp admitted after the game that he had his doubts about the young Argentine’s ability to cope with Sterling early in the game.
Speaking about the game, the 45-year-old told Sky Sports, “They were always in the game. I always felt that they would be dangerous [against Manchester City]. But that big moment came early. Once that happened, they are chasing the game a little bit.
“But defensively, Foyth played ever so well. I questioned him, first 15 minutes he really struggled against Raheem Sterling, but he stuck to the task. The defensive three worked well and the keeper got better.”
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