Pochettino ready to put faith in youthful energy for City rematch

Tanya Simon
April 20, 2019

They have almost all players fit and we need to assess players.

Spurs booked their place in the semis thanks to an insane away goals victory over Manchester City, losing what many consider to be one of the competition's greatest ever matches by four goals to three in the second leg, and advancing on away goals.

Eredivisie have postponed an entire round of fixtures to help Ajax prepare for their Champions League semi-final tie against Tottenham. The performance we did was incredible at this level.

"Always it will remain in our hearts".

Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs side travel to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday seeking to deflate Manchester City on home turf for the the second time in a week.

"Ajax plays for the championship and De Graafschap is in the danger zone for relegation".

There is considerable pressure on them as a result, but also on Spurs who, if they win, can put four points between themselves in third and Arsenal and Chelsea, who sit fourth and fifth and do not play until Sunday.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is back in training after the Ukraine worldwide missed the last three games with a hamstring strain.

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"We'll see today how people recover, mentally and physically from the last game then we'll take a decision tonight as we play early".

Pep Guardiola has urged his players to replicate the reaction from City's Premier League defeat to Newcastle, against Tottenham.

For sure we need to be ready to fight City and challenge them.

Pochettino's focus may now have switched to their European semifinal against Ajax but Guardiola is expecting another tough game.

The England global has endured a hard campaign and recently picked up a hip flexor problem which saw him miss more games.

"They are not going to fight for revenge".

We've just got to try and give a good account of ourselves for the fans that are going because it's a sell-out - and it probably could've sold out twice more.

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