Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has joked that his next challenge in professional football would be for his side to score a goal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Despite City’s dominance in recent years which has seen them win the Premier League title in three successive seasons, they have struggled to beat Tottenham when they make the trip to north London.
Guardiola’s side are yet to win at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium which opened its doors back in 2019 and are still yet to even register a goal there, which is remarkable by their own standards.
City’s best chance to score at the billion-pound venue came during the Champions League came in April 2019 when Guardiola’s side were awarded a penalty in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal, only for Hugo Lloris to save well from Sergio Aguero’s spot-kick.
What have been Manchester City’s previous results at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium?
9th April 2019 – Tottenham Hotspur 1:0 Manchester City (UEFA Champions League)
2nd February 2020 – Tottenham Hotspur 2:0 Manchester City (Premier League)
21st November 2020 – Tottenham Hotspur 2:0 Manchester City (Premier League)
15th August 2021 – Tottenham Hotspur 1:0 Manchester City (Premier League)
5th February 2022 – Tottenham Hotspur 1:0 Manchester City (Premier League)
City are on course to complete a treble this year having already secured the Premier League crown and have booked their place in the finals of the FA Cup and Champions League, respectively.
Guardiola was asked during an interview by Sky Sports: “If you were to complete the treble this season, what would be the next challenge for you?”
The 52-year-old took a second to pause and think before replying with a smile: “To score a goal against the Spurs away.”
If Man City win the treble what's your next target Pep? 🤔
🗣️ "Score a goal against Spurs away" 🥲 pic.twitter.com/LlW8F61qJF
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 24, 2023
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