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Pep Guardiola has admitted that he told Manchester City’s players that Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and Heung-Min Son are impossible to stop, as per his comments on the club’s official website.

Tottenham were beaten 3-0 by City at the weekend, as Guardiola’s side dominated the match.

But Tottenham’s record against City, prior to this game, is actually fairly credible in recent seasons.

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And Guardiola admits that he was fully expecting Spurs to create chances against his side on the counter.

“We have clean sheets – the back four [on Saturday] were amazing,” Guardiola said.

“I said to them: ‘We will see counter-attacks and concede moments with see Kane, Son, Moura.’

“’Now, we know, forget about it and play.’ It’s impossible to stop them for 90 minutes.

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“I am enjoying watching, of course. I want to finish the game with us having created more and conceded fewer [than the opposition].”

Guardiola’s praising Son and Kane is hardly a surprise, as the pair are regarded as two of the outstanding attacking players in England.

The Spaniard picking out Moura may have been more of a shock though, as the Spurs forward has regularly been overlooked and has made just six Premier League starts this season.

Guardiola may have felt it was impossible to stop Tottenham, but City’s defence did a very good job of it on Saturday.

Harry Kane had a free-kick which hit the post, but outside of that Spurs forged very few openings.

City, on the other hand, were able to create plenty of opportunities to test Hugo Lloris in the Tottenham goal, and the Frenchman did not stand out to the challenge.

Lloris made multiple errors, as Spurs fell to another disappointing defeat, which puts further pressure on Mourinho.

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