Tottenham Hotspurs will meet Manchester City in the English Premier League (EPL) at 20:00 British Summer Time. Both teams have much at stake in the upcoming competition and we are more than likely to see excellent plays tonight.
Manchester City vs Tottenham To Kick Off Today
If you are a fan of European soccer, then you should know about the upcoming English Premier League (EPL) match between Manchester City and Tottenham. The rivalry between the two teams has bee shaping up in recent weeks with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola issuing a glib comment about Tottenham and retracting it later, as reported by The Telegraph, a respected newspaper in the United Kingdom.
Guardiola has commented about the upcoming match against Tottenham Hotspur, arguing that since the 2017/2018 season, the team of his homologue Mauricio Pochettino has been outperforming a series in clubs and moving towards visible improvement of their own game.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 28, 2018
Continuing about the successes of his colleague, Guardiola explained that Pochettino has done an excellent job not just at Tottenham, but similarly in other clubs he was coaching and mentoring.
Tottenham also won the highest performance bonus of £8.65 million during last season, showing a strong turn-around in their game and a team that is quite capable to climb through the ranks of the EPL to conquer its very summits.
Guardiola sees Tottenham Hotspur as opponents that can very well stop Manchester City’s own progress in the club and with this in mind, the manager has said that he will be wary of the upcoming game.
Harry Kane to Return to His Top Form
One of the obvious challenges ahead of Tottenham is whether their striker Harry Kane will be able to return to his top form, offering valuable support for his team against Manchester United.
Despite rumors that Pochettino may continue to withdraw from Tottenham next year, the morale of the team has been high, with the team going undefeated in its last four matches against EPL teams. Before that, though, Tottenham suffered defeats from Liverpool and Watford in two consecutive weeks.
Tottenham also managed to begin the season by besting Manchester United with 3 points in its favor, which gave the team the confidence it needed to start off on the right foot.
Speaking to the Telegraph, Guardiola repeatedly praised the qualities of his counterpart, saying that “They show me how wrong I was. I think he is already a top coach, not the next. For many years, he is training at a high level.”
Speaking to The Guardian, Pochettino expressed some regrets of his own as well. He pointed out that Tottenham may be improving but the team doesn’t seem focused on winning the title itself
The circumstances, because many things happen; I am disappointed we are still waiting for the new stadium when the expectation was to be there at the beginning of the season.
He also expressed his disappointment with the fact that the team’s home stadium hasn’t been completed in its entirety. Still, despite these blues, Tottenham will have a chance to prove its qualities today. Perhaps, a victory against Manchester United could be the tipping point.