Guardiola calls on Man City fans to help side overcome Spurs test

Pep Guardiola speaks to the press

Pep Guardiola has no intention of dedicating his working life to football like Roy Hodgson Credit Getty Images

Pep Guardiola wants to hear a packed Etihad Stadium in full voice as Manchester City bid to turn around their Champions League quarter-final against Tottenham.

Spurs head to the Etihad tonight with a 1-0 first-leg lead, thanks to a penalty save from Lloris and a late goal from Heung-min Son, but City are still favourites to reach the last four.

As Liverpool and Manchester City continued their assault at the top of the Premier League on Sunday with wins, something was not quite right.

De Bruyne said: "Mourinho texted me, "You are staying".

"That's why I admire the guys who take the responsibility of penalties and I know they suffer when they can not score to help the team". If that's enough, perfect, and if not, we can not change it.

"One thing really stuck with me".

Asked about Ronaldinho's prediction during his pre-match press conference, Mauricio Pochettino simply said: "Why not?" - with a massive grin on his face. "They allow Kane to carry the burden and it's odd they are not as effective when Kane is in the team".

"Last season is not the one we should refer to really".

"When I see a player who can receive the ball and doesn't move to receive the ball, I don't like that because I cannot help them". I want you to be part of this team.' So I thought, ' OK, great. It all starts on Wednesday night as they host Tottenham in the Champions League before playing them again at the weekend in the league ahead of the Manchester derby at Old Trafford next week.

An element in the club's uneasy relationship with the Champions League is rooted in a standoffishness from a significant section a fanbase that followed City with unswerving loyalty when they languished in English football's third tier 20 years ago.

Guardiola said: "If we don't win these games we'll be out of two competitions". They said we were hard characters.

With Liverpool two points clear of City, who have a game in hand, Guardiola acknowledged the next seven days will decide whether his team take their quadruple chase into the final days of the season.

In that time, City has amassed 183 points in the Premier League, winning the title in record style last season while being on course to retain the trophy this season.

"Both teams deserve to be champions but just one team is going to get it".

Due to the tricky schedule for City, Ferguson believes they will drop points and Liverpool will ultimately go on to win the title.

"Then he said, 'So what did you think I'd be like?'"

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