There’s a huge night of Champions League football ahead as Tottenham Hotspur take on Manchester City in the first leg of the quarter-finals.
The teams will meet under the lights of the new stadium and expect the atmosphere in North London to be electric.
The pressure is on both sides to perform with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino labelling the match as the biggest of his managerial career.
The Argentinian, who has overseen wins against Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund and draws against Juventus and Barcelona in this competition over the last two years, accepts that City are the better team.
Asked if this was the biggest moment of his career, he replied: “Yes, as a coach.
“Yes, it’s going to be one of the most important games. For us, it’s a bonus to have the opportunity to play in the quarter-finals with all the circumstances.
“We respect Manchester City a lot, we know very well it’s going to be tough.
“It’s so easy to play and prepare and the problem is after delivering.
“City have unbelievable players. It’s going to be tough. We’re playing in the quarter-finals and the big players, the big teams love to play this type of game.
“We need to be sure to match their motivation and desire. The thing we cannot match is talent inside the pitch.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists Tottenham’s new stadium will have no bearing on their Champions League quarter-final first leg.
City will be the second visitors to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and the first in a European fixture, on Tuesday night as they bid to keep their quadruple dream on track.
Spurs have been energised by completing their long-awaited move into their new home and will bank on the feelgood factor continuing against City.
But Guardiola said: “It affects us if we think about the fans, but if we think about what we do on the pitch it doesn’t affect us.
“The stadium is what it is, the supporters support the team more than ever in the Champions League.
“We know what we are going to face and it is up to us how we handle it. We have to know how to handle the situations, if we don’t that’s because we are not prepared to go through.”
How to watch Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City
Spurs will host Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this evening with kick-off taking place at 8pm.
BT Sport 2 will broadcast the game with coverage starting at 7.15pm.
BT Sport will also be showing the match on desktop computers or laptops via the company’s own site.
The BT Sport enhanced video player is available online.
But EE mobile customers will be able to stream the game for free thanks to a subscription plan announced by the network.
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