EPL: We're going to Manchester thinking we can win, says Tottenham boss Pochettino
Tottenham boss Pochettino reckons Londoners won't look at containing unstoppable City but will aim to halt their unbeaten run at Etihad Stadium
Mauricio Pochettino insists containing Manchester City will not be on his mind on today as he believes Tottenham can beat the Premier League's unbeaten leaders. Spurs climbed back into the top four on Wednesday after a 2-0 win over Brighton and now they turn their attention to the crunch clash at the Etihad. City's 4-0 win at Swansea maintained their 11-point lead at the top and provided the latest demonstration of their exceptional quality.
"We're going to Manchester thinking we can win," Spurs manager Pochettino said. "We're going to enjoy it, because it's a fantastic challenge to play against Manchester City. They're the best team in England and one of the best in Europe. "I'm so excited to play, because I love to play against teams and managers like (Pep) Guardiola, that are the best. I'm so motivated and so happy that we are going to play a team at their best.
"I am so happy and so pleased about the performances in the last few weeks: three victories in a row." There was also the added positive for Spurs that fit-again Erik Lamela started his first competitive fixture since October 2016 before being replaced by Dele Alli late on.
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