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‘With Our Quality, We Can Beat Any Team,’ Pochettino Boasts After Victory Over City

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said with the performance his players displayed against Manchester City, they can beat any team.

Spurs took a first-leg advantage in the Champions League quarter-final game after their 1-0 victory against the Cityzens on Tuesday at the Tottenham Stadium courtesy of a Son Heung-Min’s lone strike in the 78th minute.

Pochettino in his post-match conference, however, admitted that the game is not far from over yet as Manchester City still remains favourites but he was satisfied with what his team achieved.

He said, “The performance was very good. “It’s only the first leg and for me, City are still favourites but I am happy – happy with the performance, a good approach to the game from the beginning and we were so aggressive and clever in the way we played.

“With belief and the way we played, with our quality, we can beat any team.”

Reacting to what he expects the second leg to be at Etihad Stadium, the Argentine said, “We have a lot of work to do, it will be tough but we believe and that’s so important,” added Mauricio. “In football, if you have belief, faith and work hard, all is possible.

“Now we need to recover the players and deliver again against Huddersfield on Saturday (Premier League at home, 12.30pm). That’s such an important game and three points. It will be tough and we need the same motivation and to play the same way. We are confident we can deliver the job again.”

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