Manchester City this evening will be coming up against Tottenham Hotspurs at the Etihad stadium in the second leg of the quarter final to see who progresses to the semi final which Ajax awaits.
It is going to be a make or break for the premier league champions as they look to overturn 1-0 deficit they suffered in the first leg at the newly built Tottenham Hotspurs stadium. With this, Pep Guardiola and his lads know very well it is going to be a tight game for them tonight as he admitted in his pre match presser. He added by saying his boys will need the support of the fans so they should come to the Etihad in numbers to support the club tonight.
The Citizens will need two unanswered goals to make it. They last won against Crystal Palace with a splendid performance last Sunday at the Selhurst. Kevin De Bruyne, Benjamin Mendy and Leroy Sane proved to manager Pep Guardiola as to why they deserve a starting place tonight after exhibiting a top class display against Palace. Luiz Fernandinho is fit but is not likely to start tonight with John Stones returning into the set up to partner Aymeric Laporte in the heart of defence.
Coach Mauricio Pochettino and his boys will be approaching this game with high level of mentality since they expect a tougher game tonight from Man City. They went away with a narrow 1-0 win in the first leg thanks to South Korean Heung Min Son’s strike.
Spurs admit they will be facing one of the best teams in the world currently and they know they will have to work extra harder tonight. Captain Hugo Lloris stated it is going to be a tight affair but they have the belief they will make it to the Semis at the end.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino will be approaching this crucial encounter without his talisman, Harry Kane and Delli Alli is also likely to miss out. The rest of the players are very fit and ready for action tonight.
By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim/Eblaradio.com