Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino on his odd feeling ahead of Manchester City clash

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...

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur side are set to take on Manchester City in the Champions League this evening.

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 boss Mauricio Pochettino has told Football.London that he isn’t even thinking about the result this evening, ahead of his side’s match with Manchester City.

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.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during a Tottenham Hotspur training session on the eve of the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between...

"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.

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