- Jose Mourinho is looking forward to another thriller in Man City’s EPL rematch with Tottenham
- Tottenham stunned City, scoring three away goals at the Etihad on Wednesday night, April 17
- Man City were devastated after VAR intervened and cancelled out their ‘winner’
Jose Mourinho says Tottenham must continue from where they left off on Wednesday night to get a positive result from their second visit in three days to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
According to Metro citing Russia Today, the Portuguese tactician believes Man City will be out for a revenge against Tottenham after crashing out of the Champions League midweek when they square up against Spurs.
The Pep Guardiola tutored-side, who were chasing a quadruple, exited Europe’s premier club competition after suffering a heartbreak with Raheem Sterling’s stoppage-time ‘winner’ ruled offside by VAR.
Both teams clash again in the league this time and Mourinho insists Tottenham cannot afford to lose focus despite winning Wednesday’s showdown.
“If everybody was wishing for more after the City-Tottenham game, you have more! Now in different circumstances because City needs to win to stay top of the league," Mourinho told Russia Today.
“Let’s see how City react to this situation of being out of the Champions League. And honestly, I think it’s the best way for them is to have this big match. When you are sad, disappointed, frustrated in football, the best thing is a big match.
“I think City plays for the Premier League in the next two matches, playing with Tottenham at home and going to Old Trafford to play Manchester United next. This is the big game for them.
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“By the other way, Tottenham still need some points to finish top four. I don’t think they can gamble, I don’t think they can think that “we are going to win the Champions League and we are going to qualify for the Champions League as Champions League winners”.
“They have to be cautious and they have to finish top four. So they still need something and if they can get something from this game it would be magnificent for them,” Mourinho submitted.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Jose Mourinho has claimed that Spanish side Barcelona are better than Manchester United and deserved to win their Champions League clash with his former team.
Manchester United were sent out of the 2018/19 Champions League by Barcelona who won the two quarterfinal games 4-0 on aggregate. And while reacting on the game between Barcelona and Manchester United, Jose Mourinho explained that the Red Devils made lots of mistake against the Catalans.
The Portuguese also described Manchester United's defending as 'awful' for Lionel Messi's and Philippe Coutinho's goals at Nou Camp.
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