Tottenham Manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that his side must match Manchester City’s motivation and desire if they have to win “one of the most important” matches of his managerial career.
“We need to make sure we match City’s motivation and desire,” Pochettino said (as per the Guardian).
“The first strength of City is not their quality. It’s their will to fight for every single ball. De Bruyne, David Silva, Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Jesus, Agüero – before they start to play, they run and press and are aggressive. And then, because they have unbelievable quality, they can win more games than they lose.
He Further added:
“If we were not capable of matching Southampton and Burnley in terms of desire [in the recent league defeats], we were always going to struggle. You need massive talent if you are not able to run and fight.”