Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino lauds the qualities of Pep Guardiola

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur speaks to the media during a Tottenham Hotspur press conference on the eve of the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match...

Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to progress through to the semi-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday night when they take on Manchester City.

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...

Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino has spoken in awe of the unique Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola as he apologised for not knowing how many trophies he has won during his managerial career. 

The two will meet on Wednesday night in the Champions League, with Spurs knowing that if they can avoid defeat in the second-leg encounter at the Etihad then they will progress through to the semi-finals.

Guardiola has been a serial winner since he first walked the touchlines of Barcelona over 10 years ago and he will be looking to add more trophies to his cabinet this term.


Speaking during his pre-match press conference, as broadcast on Sky Sports News (16/04/2019 4:40 pm), Pochettino spoke honestly about Guardiola and his trophy haul. 

"I don't remember, sorry if I am wrong, but I think he has won 25 or 26 trophies or 24? I am not sure. I don't really remember," Pochettino told Sky Sports News. "I think he is one of the most successful managers, for sure. There is not another like him. 

"Of course, for me to win a title with Tottenham is a massive dream, but to win 25, I am not sure. It's more than a dream for any manager and coach in the world. What he is doing in Barcelona, Bayern and now Manchester City is unbelievable. He is showing his quality."

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur speaks with Fabian Delph of Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and...

At this moment in time, Guardiola is one course to win four trophies at City, with the League Cup in the bag, a place in the FA Cup final already booked, one game away from the Champions League semi-final and they are also hot on the heels of current Premier League title leaders Liverpool. 

Spurs boss Pochettino will also be hoping to make history at Tottenham and registering his first trophy at the club as they are in the driving seat to reach the last four of the European Cup. 

Heung-Min Son was the difference-maker in the first leg and he will be hoping to make his mark again at the Etihad as Pochettino and his players will come up against a wave of attacking talent. 

Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-Min (L) comes on for Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente (R) during the English Premier League football match between...

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