Tottenham travel to the Etihad Stadium looking to progress to the Champions League semi-final.
Pochettino’s men have a 1-0 lead to protect after the first-leg, which was earned through a goal from Heung-Min Son.
But Pochettino insists that he is not getting carried away, with Spurs on the verge of progressing.
Instead, the Argentine boss is just eager for his side to put in a good account of themselves this evening.
"I am not thinking about win or lose tomorrow. We are so focused in trying to be ready to fight, challenge them, try to enjoy and be sure we will perform in the way that we want," Pochettino said.
"Maybe that is strange, but that is my point. That is my view and how I feel. I am not thinking win or lose, we are thinking about trying to arrive in the best condition and the most for us is to perform in the way we want to perform."
Despite having a lead to protect, Tottenham still go into the tie as outsiders to go through.
City have the ability to blitz past teams, and Tottenham will have to be on their guard against Pep Guardiola’s highly dangerous outfit.
If Tottenham do make it through they will face Ajax in the semi-final, after the Dutch side beat Juventus last night.