Manuel Pellegrini gives his opinion on the job Mauricio Pochettino is doing at Tottenham Hotspur

Manuel Pellegrini

Tottenham Hotspur are due to meet Manchester City at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.

Manuel Pellegrini has told Manchester City's official website that he believes Mauricio Pochettino is doing 'a very good job' at Tottenham Hotspur. 

City are due to meet Spurs in the Premier League this weekend, and Pellegrini admits that he is expecting a tough challenge at White Hart Lane.

The Chilean boss has complimented Pochettino for creating such a strong squad at Spurs, and says that his side will need to perform at their best if they are to leave north London with anything to show for their efforts.

“Every game is different, we are just believing that if we don’t play well we won’t win,” Pellegrini said.

“I don’t analyse Spurs’ start – they have good players, a very young team – so I think that Pochettino is doing very good work there and we’ll see how they do at the end of the season.”

City have been in fabulous form in the Premier League so far this season, but they did lose their last match in the league to West Ham United.

The Hammers countered on City with great success, and the defeat has allowed some of the teams chasing Pellegrini's men at the top of the table to make up ground. 

It means that they will be keen to bounce back on Saturday, but beating Spurs has proved a tough objective for any side this term.

The Lilywhites have not lost in the league since suffering an opening day defeat to Manchester United, and they will be looking to keep their unbeaten run going as they strive to make their way up the Premier League standings.

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