Stan Collymore predicts Man City v Tottenham

Dublin , Ireland - 13 November 2017; Former England international Stan Collymore, now working as journalist for RT, asks a question during a Republic of Ireland press conference at the FAI...

Tottenham Hotspur could be Champions League semi-finalists come Wednesday night, but Stan Collymore doesn't think so.

Dublin , Ireland - 13 November 2017; Former England international Stan Collymore, now working as journalist for RT, asks a question during a Republic of Ireland press conference at the FAI...

Stan Collymore has written in The Mirror that he doesn't see Tottenham Hotspur progressing into the Champions League semi-final.

Spurs visit Manchester City in the second leg of their quarter-final tie on Wednesday.

Mauricio Pochettino's side lead 1-0 on aggregate after Son Heung-min's winner in North London last Tuesday.

But Collymore does not believe that it's a big enough advantage for Tottenham to finish the job this week, adding that he feels Pep Guardiola's side are his favourites to go all the way.

 

He wrote: "Even though Tottenham have a 1-0 lead over Manchester City going into tomorrow’s second leg, Pep Guardiola’s men are my Champions League favourites.

"Don’t get me wrong, Spurs have a team capable of knocking them out and can do so by pressing high and being bold – but I still fancy City to turn the tie around."

To make Tottenham's task even tougher, Pochettino has no Harry Kane.

The 25-year-old hitman is likely to sit out the rest of the season after suffering an ankle injury in the first leg last week.

It also remains to be seen whether Dele Alli - who broke his hand against the Sky Blues - is available to play.

Spurs are one place and 16 points behind City in the Premier League table.

Tottenham forward Harry Kane takes a shot during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final 1st Leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium,...

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