Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Kevin De Bruyne set to overlook derby with hamstring injury, says Guardiola

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Manchester City’s Phil Foden turns far from Lucas Moura at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Mauricio Pochettino shared Guardiola’s optimism about his side’s chances of a top-four finish. “It’s inside our hands,” he stated. “The next two games [at discover Brighton and West Ham] might be decisive. It will be tough however i feel completely pleased with my players after their performance against City.”

Pochettino thought Spurs will need to have has a penalty when Dele Alli chested the ball to Kyle Walker’s arm but he couldn’t desire to obsess with it. “I’m not gonna complain, It would have been a clear handball, but we accept it they didn’t give a penalty. The referee can create a mistake like us and we really need to get over it.”

Guardiola, referencing Jan Vertonghen’s challenge on Bernardo Silva, said: “Each side may have a penalty, it might have finished 2-1.”

Pochettino added: “We deserved a minimum of a draw, also in my personal the male within the match was the City goalkeeper. The adventure was always open and that we were strong towards end, there are now to recover the vitality to be strong again .”

Pochettino thought the sport might have been so even because each side were feeling the results in their midweek meeting. “I know City were disappointed even so it was emotional for all of us too, and now we were very late time for London,” he said. “I was required to give the team some fresh legs, there initially were some players I didnrrrt wish to risk, and i believe it turned out precisely the same for City. Beginning kick-off wasn’t ideal after a game like Wednesday’s but it surely was tough for sides.”

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