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Guardiola: Spurs match will be as intense as Champions League thriller

Guardiola: Spurs match will be as intense as Champions League thriller

19/04/2019 at 13:06Updated 19/04/2019 at 14:25

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is expecting Saturday's match against Tottenham to be as entertaining as their Champions League classic on Wednesday.

The Premier League champions were eliminated from Europe by Mauricio Pochettino's men on Wednesday on away goals, despite winning 4-3 at the Etihad Stadium in a breathless and controversial encounter.

They remain in the hunt for the Premier League however and host the north London side once more as they look to overtake Liverpool at the summit of the table.

"I think the game against Spurs will be just as intense as the other day," he said at his press conference.

"I think both teams will attack. We are going to attack it won’t be easy because they are an incredible top team but we will try.

"If you believe it doesn't hurt, you're wrong, but we have to live with that. The players were fantastic. We lost but I was so proud. The performance we did was incredible.

"I don’t want the players to forget, it will take time, we have to compete with that feeling, that’s nice, the emotion was incredible we are lucky to live it.

"The passing few seconds everyone was excited and in one second it was different. It will always remain in our hearts. The game was incredible, it is what it is, I like to see them work hard. Try to play our game."

Liverpool face Cardiff City on Sunday as they look to keep up their own title bid but Guardiola is only focusing on his own team's affairs.

"The title race for us is Tottenham at 12.30pm. What Liverpool do at Cardiff I cannot control."