Jan Vertonghen shares one thing Tottenham will not do against Manchester City

Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham Hotspur  during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 13, 2019 in London, United...

Tottenham Hotspur will have to be on their best form against Manchester City on Wednesday night.

Jan Vertonghen of Spurs in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton and Hove Albion at Wembley Stadium on December 13, 2017 in London, England.

Tottenham ace Jan Vertonghen spoke to reporters ahead of his side's trip to the Etihad to take on Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday night, and insisted that he and his teammates will not be sitting back and defending against Pep Guardiola's side, as quoted by The Independent.

Spurs won the first-leg 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium last Tuesday, but they will still have their work cut-out, if they are to qualify for the semi-finals of the competition.


City will surely come out of the blocks firing on all cylinders against Mauricio Pochettino's side on Wednesday night, but one goal for the north London outfit would make the Premier League champions' task extremely hard.

Tottenham will undoubtedly have to soak up spells of heavy pressure at the Etihad, but Vertonghen told reporters how his team are not approaching the game with a defensive mindset, as quoted by The Independent:

Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium on October 14, 2017 in London, England.

"We’re not a team that can sit back and play for the clean sheet [against City]. We’ll try to score ourselves. They know they have to go and attack. They have home advantage and know they have to score at least one to beat us. Hopefully that little cushion we have, we can take advantage of it."

Whatever happens at the Etihad, Tottenham will have to be on their very best form, if they are to have any chance whatsoever of progressing through to the semi-finals.

They will have to ride their luck, but they have more than enough quality to trouble City too.

Jan Vertonghen and Michel Vorm of Tottenham Hotspur look dejected after conceding the equalising goal during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between FC Internazionale and...

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