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Sunday, 2 October 2016

Views are a measure of how far we have come


Manchester City holding midfielder Fernandinho sees a tough game ahead for his side at White Hart Lane this afternoon.

“It’s going to be very difficult because last year they played very good at home, finished in the first three positions in the league and they have a lot of quality players who run a lot. They don’t have Harry Kane in their team but they have other players who can do the same job. 
"We just need to do our job and play in the same way and of course, try to get the three points. 
“The next game is always the toughest in every season. It’s also the most important because we have learnt from the past so we have to be prepared for what Spurs can do. 
“Before the international break it is always difficult because players might start to think about their national teams already but they have to think about Spurs first. 
“In the Premier League you need to try to win every game if you are going to stay at the top of the table."

Former Manchester City defensive midfielder Dietmar Hamann acts as a pundit for Paddy Power and predicts a draw. Plenty of people seem to be sitting on the fence in this one which just shows how close the game is to call, a measure of how far we have come in such a short space of time under Pochettino.

“Manchester City may have gone on a 10-game winning streak under Pep in all competitions before Wednesday’s draw with Celtic, but Tottenham will take a point out of their clash on Sunday. 
“Tottenham very rarely give too much away – they’ve got the meanest defence this season, and had the joint best along with Manchester City last year. With that in mind both 0-0 and 1-1 look appealing, but at the odds I’d side with a punt on 0-0 and a saver on under 2.5 goals.”

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