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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola responds to drawing Tottenham in Champions League

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola responds to drawing Tottenham in Champions League

Tottenham discovered on Friday that they will face English rivals Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Spurs knocked out Borussia Dortmund in the last European round to progress and now come up against one of the favourites for the tournament.

The winners of the quarter-final will face the winner of Ajax and Juventus, as the path to the final in Madrid becomes clearer.

Manchester City manager Guardiola has spoken about the respect he has for Spurs after the draw and his team also still have to face them in the league at the Etihad.

He also highlighted the attacking threat of the North London club, citing Christian Eriksen’s danger from set-pieces.

“We know each other quite well, there is a lot of respect,” Guardiola said, as quoted Manchester Evening News.

 

“I know Tottenham quite well, how good they are up front – Son, Kane, Alli, Eriksen behind, his set pieces – but if you talk about any team it would be the same.”

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TBR’s View:

Spurs have been handed one of the toughest tests in the Champions League possible, but if they want to make their European dream come true they will have to beat the best.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are well capable of beating anybody on their day and they have already had the better of some huge name in this season’s competition.

Eriksen, 27, has been picked out due to his threat from dead-ball scenarios and he’s a technician that can deliver a great cross.

The attacking midfielder has 12 assists under his belt this season in all competitions and is clearly someone that Manchester City will be going out of there way to keep quiet.

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