Pochettino in low mood despite Spurs' strong domestic start

Pep Guardiola has revealed he rushed to Manchester Arena after hearing his wife and daughters were caught up in last year's terror attack

Paul Merson is backing Manchester City to ease to a resounding 3-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Monday night.

A throw away comment by Guardiola previous year seemed to cause Pochettino offence with what he saw as the suggestion that Spurs are a "one-man" team.

"When that happens, it is a solid team but to win games, especially important games like in the Champions League or Tottenham, you have to be so solid at the back and our conversion rate in front must be a little bit higher".

It was a result that made Pochettino question his squad's ability to reach the next level.

Pochettino has overseen the club's best ever start to a season in the Premier League, taking 21 points from a possible 27, and victory would put them above City.

Pep Guardiola's first season with Man City was not very successful and many pundits believed the Spaniard will not be able to succeed in England. Yes", he confirmed. "When we move, I expect to move there. But nothing is going to change.

"I don't know why, it's hard to explain".

Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved has played down that the Serie A club will re-sign Manchester United's Paul Pogba.

"If you are going to assess how West Ham are going to arrive, they going to play Saturday and then Wednesday against us but we play Wednesday, Monday and then Wednesday and we are not going to arrive in a similar condition".

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It looks likely to be one of the tightest title races in years, with Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham all making strong starts to the season and each of them looking much improved on last year.

"When they are training in a bad way they are out of the selection for themselves - but this doesn't happen".

The grass could be cut up when Jacksonville Jaguars play Philadelphia Eagles in the third National Football League game on consecutive weekends.

Kevin de Bruyne raised concerns about the conditions and the way a slow, uneven surface could hamper his side's football.

Unfortunately, directly in front of Tottenham are City, who are arguably the best team in the country and have been for the past year.

"Last season we did really well in both games but the team has continued being a guide for a good manager and good players".

Pochettino is well aware City are the standard by which all aspiring title contenders should be judged.

It would not only restore the mojo back into Pochettino's team but also give them the literal belief that they can actually beat any team in the league.

"The quality of the club, the players, the coaching staff and Pep of course, make them a very hard opponent".

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