Pep Guardiola ranks where Spurs are placed in European football

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Dom Le Roy

Pep Guardiola will certainly not want to be reminded of last season’s Champions League quarter final second leg against Tottenham Hotspur last season.

The Manchester City boss was left to ponder what might have been after Fernando Llorente’s second-half goal was allowed to stand after a review while Raheem Sterling’s injury-time effort for the home side was ruled out.

The decision saw Spurs book their place in the final of European football’s most prestigious club competition for the first time in their history.

Despite spending bucket loads of money over the past few years, City still cannot saw they have made it through to the final.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League encounter between the two teams at the Etihad, Pep Guardiola has given his opinion on Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Guardiola has claimed that Spurs are the second best side in Europe, a reference to their journey to the final of the Champions League where they came unstuck against Liverpool.

Guardiola told The Mirror when asked about the threat posed by Spurs: “How good they are? My words and my opinion on them is that they are the second best team in Europe. For me that’s enough.

“Since I came here to England, every season they were a real contender.

“The first season I was here they finished second. The last two seasons they didn’t win it, but always they were tough, tough games.”

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