Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

It Isn't Ideal But We Have Quality - Mauricio Pochettino Addresses Squad Size

Pep Guardiola has revealed he rushed to Manchester Arena after hearing his wife and daughters were caught up in last year's terror attack Pep Guardiola has revealed he rushed to Manchester Arena after hearing his wife and daughters were caught up in last year's terror attack
| 29 October, 2018, 17:03

City are better with the ball and have more players comfortable with the one-touch passing that Guardiola likes, while Spurs employ a slightly more direct brand of football and try to win the battle in transition, ending up keeping possession as opponents drop deep against them. I'm pretty sure the Premier League don't like it, Tottenham too.

Carragher wrote in the Telegraph: "There is much to encourage with Gareth Southgate's work with England, but it has still never been more hard for an Englishman to get a top six job", the former Liverpool defender said.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Dele Alli has started full training again after missing the last month of action with a hamstring injury.

Despite an underwhelming Champions League campaign to date, Spurs have been similarly impressive domestically this term and victory at England's national stadium would see them leapfrog City in the standings.

Guardiola does not feel this is a fair reflection on their performances, though, and insists he is a huge admirer of Pochettino's side, having courted controversy by labelling them "the Harry Kane team" last season.

Only two points separates Spurs and Manchester City.


Spurs owner Joe Lewis - who spends most of his time on his €130m yacht in the Bahamas - could invest a chance of his €4billion fortune into Tottenham to either finance the stadium project or player investment and change the club's image overnight, but he has never shown an inclination to get involved in the club during his 17 years as its reclusive owner. "It's unusual because my feeling is the worst feeling I've had in the five years that I've been here".

"I don't know what's happened in the past but it's true that the strong teams are making a lot of points, they are not dropping points easily". One is to win games, but the club need to be all focused in trying to win titles.

"I am completely different now", he told Sky Sports. "We have a lot of focus and you know very well when you are competing with sides, like we are in Champions League and Premier League, the most important thing is to fight in the same conditions as others".

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has spoken up on reports linking Tottenham Hotspur coach, Mauricio Pochettino to replace manager Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid.

Both City and Spurs also like to play out from the back, often letting another midfielder in deep alongside the central defenders for numerical advantage to play out, with Eric Dier often occupying this role for Tottenham while Fernandinho fills in for City.

With a blockbuster clash between the two title contenders just around the corner, we look at their similarities and the implications of the result. The Citizens could become the first non-London side to win five consecutive Premier League games in the capital.

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