Pep Guardiola reveals his thoughts and plans ahead of Spurs Champions League tie

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City were drawn against each other in Friday’s Champions League quarter final draw.

This was the only all-English affair, despite all four sides from England making the latest round of the competition. Man United were drawn against Barcelona, and Liverpool against Porto.

Spurs will now have to face Man City, the current Premier League leaders and holders, three times in the space of ten days in April.

However, they could be boosted in the first leg by their new stadium, which could add a little something extra to the tie.

Man City are widely fancied as the favourites, along with Barca, to lift the trophy come the end of the tournament, and Spurs will have to upset the odds to prevent this from happening.

Pep Guardiola has now spoken out on his admiration for Tottenham, as well as his thoughts on the draw and how his team will approach the two-legged showdown.

He said (Metro): “We know each other quite well, there is a lot of respect there.

“We will try to arrive in the best condition possible. It is a pleasure to be in the quarter-finals.

“We will travel to London. It is what it is. When you have four Premier League teams in the same draw you have the chance to play one of them.

“I know quite well the quality of this team [Tottenham]. Hopefully we arrive at this game fit and healthy.

“Every team has their strong points and weak points. We are strong in some areas and weak in other ones. It is what it is.”

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