Pep Guardiola's comments should make Tottenham fans feel very proud

Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City gives his team instructions during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad...

Tottenham Hotspur will welcome Manchester City to Wembley tomorrow.

Pep Guardiola the manager of Manchester City during the teams training session prior to the UEFA Champions League quater final 1st leg at Anfield on April 3, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola addressed the media today, ahead of his side's clash with Tottenham at Wembley tomorrow night, and offered high words of praise for Mauricio Pochettino's men, labelling them as a 'fantastic team', as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.

City are just five points away from securing the Premier League title, but after three consecutive defeats in all competitions, the last game that Guardiola would have wanted is a trip away to Spurs.

The Lilywhites are the Premier League's most in-form side, having not lost a league game since December 16th - coincidentally their 4-1 defeat to the Citizens at the Etihad.

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Pochettino's side are looking to wrap up a top four finish for the third consecutive season, and need nine more points to do just that.

They will represent a huge challenge for City tomorrow, and the former Barcelona boss knows that only too well.

Guardiola spoke to reporters during his pre-match press conference, and showered Tottenham with praise, labelling Pochettino's men as a 'fantastic team', as quoted by the Manchester Evening News:

Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City gives his team instructions during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad...

"Tottenham is a fantastic team, they have great pressure. They have been playing great with a lot of success in the last two, three season and are in the semi-final of the FA Cup this season. It is going to be a difficult game for us."

Spurs are undoubtedly a club on the rise, but in order to be classed as a truly top team, they will need to win a trophy sooner rather than later.

That could very well happen this season, of course, with an FA Cup semi final clash with Manchester United to look forward to, but the only thing on the Tottenham players' minds' at the moment will be their clash with City in the Premier League tomorrow.

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