Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas questions something about Tottenham ahead of City clash

Charlie Nicholas answers questions during the Gillette Soccer Saturday Live with Jeff Stelling on March 19, 2012 at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, England.

Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Etihad to take on Manchester City tomorrow night.

Phil Thompson (l) and Charlie Nicholas answer questions during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live with Jeff Stelling on March 19, 2012 at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth,...

Charlie Nicholas questioned whether Tottenham are good enough to keep the ball for long periods against Manchester City in the Champions League tomorrow night, when writing his regular column for Sky Sports.

Spurs won the first-leg 1-0 against City, and they are in a really strong position, considering the fact that they kept Pep Guardiola's side from scoring an away goal.

 

Tottenham will have to be on their very best form tomorrow night, however, if they are to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League, and City will likely fly out of the blocks, as they look to level the tie early on.

And Nicholas suggested that Spurs will sit back and try to hit the hosts on the counter attack tomorrow night, when writing his regular column for Sky Sports:

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino (L) greets Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football...

"Tottenham will sit in and play on the counter-attack with Lucas Moura's pace. He scored a great hat-trick at the weekend. It is whether they are good enough to keep the ball. Harry Winks will come back in and play with Moussa Sissoko while Christian Eriksen will play further up."

Prediction: Man City 3-1 Tottenham

Tottenham certainly have the ability to take the game to City, but whether they can express themselves on the biggest stage remains to be seen.

Guardiola's side are probably still favourites to progress through to the semi-finals, but if Spurs play to their full potential, it really should be a cracking game on display at the Etihad.

Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola greets Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and...

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