City defeats are history, insists Pochettino

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino places no significance on last season’s heavy defeats by Manchester City as he prepares to take his side to the Etihad Stadium tomorrow (12.45pm).

Spurs lost 6-0 and 5-1 to champions City last term under Pochettino’s predecessors Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood.

The reality is I don’t remember the results,” Pochettino said.

“This is another season, another philosophy, another game and we need to arrive on Saturday with the idea to believe in our philosophy and style and try to get the points.

“It’s history and it’s a different game, different players.”

Spurs are unbeaten away from home this term, while City have won one and drawn one of their three games at the Etihad so far.

Pochettino travels with optimism. He added: “We arrive in a good moment. After our victory against Southampton we need to keep the momentum, to reproduce the same actions and to try to get the three points.”

Togo striker Adebayor and Algeria midfielder Nabil Bentaleb are still to return from international duty for assessment, but Pochettino has fitness concerns over goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (thigh) and midfielder Nacer Chadli (hip).


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