Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that tomorrow’s Champions League quarter-final clash against fellow Premier League side Manchester City will be the biggest of his career as a coach.
The first leg of this mouthwatering fixture will take place at the recently opened Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and Pochettino has insisted that his team will brave and go at Pep Guardiola’s impressive City side.
“Yes, as a coach,” Pochettino told his pre-match press conference.
“Yes it’s going to be one of the most important games. For us, it’s a bonus to have the opportunity to play in the quarter-finals with all the circumstances.
“We respect Manchester City a lot, we know very well it’s going to be tough.
“It’s so easy to play and prepare and the problem is after delivering.
“City have unbelievable players. It’s going to be tough. We’re playing in the quarter-finals and the big players, the big teams love to play this type of game.
“We need to be sure to match their motivation and desire. The thing we cannot match is talent inside the pitch.
“And then it’s 11 v 11 players and we hope my team is going to be better than them.
“I know, and he (Guardiola) knows, we’re brave, we like to go forward, be aggressive, be protagonists.
“The quality of the players on the pitch is going to put the victory on Guardiola’s side but we’re going to try to be protagonists and beat them.”