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Guardiola praises Mourinho ahead of Tottenham vs Man City clash

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Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola lauded Jose Mourinho’s work at Tottenham ahead of their weekend clash.

Pep Guardiola thinks Jose Mourinho will possibly guide Tottenham to Premier League glory this season. The north London club has opened up the 2020-21 spell with some radiant performances. Mourinho’s men now enjoy second place on the table with seven unbeaten matches since their defeat to Everton. Additionally, with just one point difference, Tottenham lags behind the league leaders Leicester City. 

It will be the battle of wits as Mourinho’s side will host Guardiola’s team this weekend. And if they manage to beat the boys in blue, it will count as Tottenham’s fourth consecutive win since February 2019. Guardiola, who has been keeping a track of Mourinho’s successful run, feels that the Portuguese manager has done well.

“He’s done really good, as always in all the clubs [he’s managed],” Guardiola said at Friday’s pre-match news conference.

“The numbers speak for themselves. They dropped points against West Ham and Newcastle in the last minute – imagine the points if they hadn’t.

“They are contenders. The quality they’ve got is always there. They qualified for the Champions League for four or five years and reached the final.

“They have been a good team since Pochettino took over. It is a fantastic squad.”

Guardiola’s men have lost their two meetings with Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium across all competitions. The Spanish boss added: “We are getting better.”

“But I don’t want to focus on Tottenham – they are not my concern. We have a lot of games coming up and it is important we look to get everyone back fit.”