Tottenham Hotspur take on Manchester City at home tomorrow afternoon in the Premier League as they look to record back-to-back wins in the competition.
Spurs are still fighting for fourth place in the league and a win over a top-six rival would be a huge boost for the squad, both mentally and in the table.
Tottenham last played against Southampton in the FA Cup back on January 25, meaning they had over a week between that fixture and the Man City game.
Meanwhile, as City are still involved in the Carabao Cup, they locked horns with rivals Manchester rivals United on Wednesday evening after booking their place in the final.
Therefore, Spurs come into the match the far fresher team, although City come in off the back of qualifying for yet another domestic final under Pep Guardiola.
Jose Mourinho commented on the advantage yesterday in his press conference, stating that it had been a good week for Spurs.
He told Football.London: “I’m surprised that you ask me that because every time we are on the other side, nobody asks me. So when we play Southampton, and Southampton has one more day to rest, no-one tells me. And when we play Chelsea and they have more rest, no-one asks me. I’m quite surprised that today is the day you bring the fact that we didn’t have a match midweek.
“I have to be honest and say that it was a good week of work for us, and I also think that mentally it’s very important the happiness of results than one or two more days to rest, and I think the fact that Man City qualified for one final compensates for everything. Apart from that, I think they have 20 players the same quality. For me to play Walker or Cancelo, to play Otamendi or Laporte, to play Aguero or Jesus, to play Bernardo Silva or David Silva, this is the kind of squad that I think they could play four matches a week and the quality would be the same.”
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