Pep hails Kevin De Bruyne's performance after Man City's 16th straight win
- Author: Angelo Rivera Dec 17, 2017,
Dec 17, 2017, 0:24
We need to win today, tomorrow and in one year and two, three, four years.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted Manchester City are in the midst of a fantastic season but at the same time insisted that his players will be up for the challenge when the two sides lock horns on Saturday night.
Pep Guardiola pleaded unconvincing ignorance over whether he will go back in for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez during the January transfer window as one of Manchester City's recent big-money recruit prepares for a reunion with his old employers.
"They know how good Kevin De Bruyne is and they can see how he runs and fights without the ball and that is the best example". City weathered the storm, though, and restricted them to a few half-chances.
"No, absolutely not. We are here to win titles, we had a great start, it's still more than half (of the season remaining) so it's very difficult, very hard".
"Since August we are so happy and I admire the most the way we play without the ball - thank you to the club to provide me with these awesome players". It'll be interesting to see whether Tottenham stick to their usual attacking approach or if they'll adopt a more defensive, counter-attacking strategy, which they can also do very well.
Pochettino is looking forward to the reunion and does not fear the financial power of City and others picking further holes in a highly respected squad.
"It's a massive game and a massive challenge for everyone. This a less game for mentality, psychology and motivation, these games excite you".
"The day after (the penalty miss) he came in and held his hand up, he spoke to the players and myself and made the point that he would make it up to team, and that is what he has done", Palace manager Roy Hodgson said. "But what they are doing is fantastic - they have broken records and how they are playing is very good".
"It may be completely different than other teams, where the most important thing is to win today". It's normal. If you lose the game, you are not going to put music on.
City had set a new Premier League record with their 15th win in a row in midweek and now they have their sights set on surpassing Guardiola's personal best of 19 successive league wins with Bayern Munich. "But I am happy, not with the results, but the way we play".
Look for City to dominate possession at home, even against a Spurs side that likes the ball as well. All three clubs, they supported me and all the decision we believed and they provided me outstanding players.