Tottenham Hotspur take on Manchester City in the Champions League tonight, as they look to get off to the perfect possible start in the two-legged quarter final.
The first leg is set to be played at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, marking the first ever European night under the lights at the ground.
Spurs have only made it to the quarter finals one other time in the club’s history, and that was back in 2011 under Harry Redknapp.
Pochettino will be looking to make history and qualify for the semi finals this season as they take part in the only all-English tie of the round.
The winner of Man City vs Spurs will take on Juventus or Ajax in the semis, before likely facing Barcelona or Liverpool in the final.
With no obvious stand out favourites running away with the tournament this season, it is wide open for anyone who makes it to the semi to go all the way.
Jermain Jenas believes that Spurs have a chance (Goal): “Tottenham could win the Champions League this season, but they will have to answer some big questions if they are going to get close to achieving that.
“They are only a couple of wins and a couple of draws away from the final, but only if they start playing to their potential again. If they can get back on form, this is the season to have a go at the Champions League as there are no outstanding teams in the competition this season.
“Liverpool were the team everyone in Europe feared a couple of months ago, but they are off the boil, even though they keep winning matches without playing too well.
“City look like a different team in the Champions League and conceded far too many goals and, with some of the big European teams like Real Madrid and Bayern Munich no longer the force they once were, an opportunity is there for a team like Tottenham to have a real go at this competition.
“To do that, they need to believe in themselves and seize the big moments when they come along. Players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi know how to seize that moment and always stand up when it matters. Now we have to see whether Tottenham’s players are ready to rise to that challenge.”
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