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Tottenham v Man. City preview: all you need to know

Full details as Tottenham welcome Manchester City to their new stadium for an all-English quarter-final.

Son Heung-Min scored the first goal at Spurs' new stadium last Wednesday
Son Heung-Min scored the first goal at Spurs' new stadium last Wednesday ©Getty Images
  • Tottenham v City in sixth all-English quarter-final tie
  • Pochettino: "We are going to be aggressive"
  • Guardiola hopeful about Walker and Mendy fitness
  • This is only Spurs' second game at new stadium
  • City have won 20 of 22 fixtures this calendar year

Reporter's view (Daniel Thacker, UEFA.com): Tottenham's first quarter-final since 2011 will make for a historic occasion at the club's new home. The hosts' blueprint should be Liverpool's first-leg showing against Manchester City at this stage last season, and if any Premier League side can emulate that high-pressing effort then it is surely Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs, who inflicted Josep Guardiola's first defeat in English football back in October 2016. If they are brave enough to play on the front foot again, expect a slender home win.

Possible line-ups

Highlights: Previous all-English ties

Tottenham: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Sissoko, Alli; Eriksen, Son, Winks; Kane
Out: Dier (groin), Lamela (hamstring)
Doubtful: Aurier (hamstring), Llorente (concussion)
Misses next game if booked: Alderweireld, Lamela, Son

Man. City: Ederson; Danilo, Stones, Kompany, Laporte; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, David Silva; Bernardo Silva, Jesus, Sterling
Out: Bravo (Achilles), Zinchenko (thigh)
Doubtful: Agüero (muscular), Delph (unknown), Mendy (knee), Walker (hamstring)
Misses next game if booked: Agüero, Otamendi

Key battle

Kieran Trippier v Raheem Sterling: Two of England's FIFA World Cup stars of last summer will likely be in direct opposition in north London. Trippier has not always been at his best this term but will need to be on red alert if he is to tame Sterling, who having scored eight goals in his last seven appearances for club and country, is widely tipped as a potential Premier League Player of the Season.

The new Tottenham stadium hosts its first European game on Tuesday
The new Tottenham stadium hosts its first European game on Tuesday©UEFA via Getty Images

Where to watch

Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.

Form guide

Last game: Tottenham 2-0 Crystal Palace (Wednesday)

  • Spurs had taken one point from their previous five Premier League matches when they took on Palace in the first game at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium; Heung-Min Son opened the scoring in a 2-0 victory. They did not play this weekend.
©Getty Images

Man. City
Last game: Man. City 1-0 Brighton (Saturday, FA Cup semi-final)

  • Gabriel Jesus got the only goal at Wembley as City continued their hunt for four trophies this season. They make the trip to Spurs unbeaten in 14 in all competitions (W13).

Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham coach

We [Pochettino and Guardiola] met in Spain and played a lot of games against each other and it was always tough to play against Barcelona. We are going to be aggressive and try to play and beat them. We are going to play a quarter-final, not a friendly. The big teams and players love to play these games. We need to match every situation with City. It will be 11 players against 11 players and hopefully we can win.

Pep Guardiola, Man. City coach

We know what we are going to face and it's in our heads how we handle it. If we want to progress as a team we have to handle it. Always when we play against them, they play in that way [aggressively]. If they do it, we have to try to do it more. Kyle Walker feels better and Ben Mendy recovered well. I think they are contenders [to play].

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