Tottenham travel for one of the toughest games of the season on Saturday, looking to preserve their unbeaten away record.
Tottenham suffered terrible defeats to the Citizens last year, getting hammered 6-0 at the Etihad under Andre Villas-Boas before losing 5-1 at home under Tim Sherwood.
The manner of both defeats were as bad as the results themselves, with Spurs completely outplayed on each occasion.
Mauricio Pochettino will obviously be eager for his players not to dwell on last season's results, and with Tottenham currently boasting the same goals against record as City, as well as the draw at the Emirates still fresh in their minds, he has every right to preach encouragement to his side rather than conservation.
Spurs could even move level on points with the Champions were they to secure a win in the Saturday lunchtime kickoff.
And with tongue in cheek, the former Southampton boss claimed not to remember the scorelines from last year.
“The reality is I don’t remember the results,” said the Argentine in his press conference on Thursday. “It’s important to know that this is another season, another philosophy, another game.
“We need to arrive on Saturday with the idea that we believe in our philosophy and our style and get the points, that’s the most important thing. The past is the past and it’s important to look forward.
“It’s always different, it’s a new season, I think it’s history. It’s another season, a different game with maybe different players.
“The most important thing is we arrive in a good moment and, after our victory against Southampton, we need to keep the momentum and reproduce the same action during the game against Southampton and try to get the three points.”