Tottenham chooses to return to London instead of staying in Manchester prior to double-header in Manchester City
- Tottenham will face Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday evening
- Spurs then travels again to Manchester to play against City in the league on Saturday
- Tottenham led City 1-0 in their quarter-final tie in the Champions League
Tottenham returns to London immediately after the Champions League crunch against Manchester City – despite playing again at Etihad Stadium 64 hours later.
Mauricio Pochettino prepares his team for the Saturday afternoon Premier League clash against Pep Guardiola & # 39; s men at the club's headquarters, despite the sharp turnaround between visits to Etihad.
Last week, City decided to stay in London between their triumphant FA Cup semi-final over Brighton in Wembley on Saturday, April 6, and the Champions League quarter-final at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium three days later.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has decided that he will not stay in Manchester
Tottenham plays Manchester City twice at the Etihad stadium in just a few days
Meanwhile, city attacker De Bruyne continues to insist that his team is not rocked in a false sense of security in Harry Kane's injury absence prior to tomorrow's Champions League showdown.
Tottenham striker Kane misses Wednesday's second leg at Etihad Stadium after injuring his left ankle in a challenge with Fabian Delph in their 1-0 win over City in last week's first game.
The news comes as a clear blow to Mauricio Pochettino, given Kane's enormous importance for the Tottenham team.
But De Bruyne maintains that the absence of the England City captain is of no benefit because they are trying to destroy the one-goal deficit.
Tottenham defeated City last week after Kane was deported and beat Huddersfield 4-1 on Saturday without their talismanic striker.
Kevin De Bruyne says that City Tottenham, which will be without Harry Kane, is not underestimated
& # 39; Harry Kane is a wonderful striker, but it would be disrespectful to the other boys (to say City has the advantage) & # 39 ;, said the Belgian.
& # 39; They won without him when he left. They have beautiful players. & # 39;
City Captain Vincent Kompany added: & If you play Tottenham – or one of the six best teams – they have such a large team, such a wealth of talent that if you knock a player out, lose something, but the new player brings something completely different than the table.
& # 39; None of us will focus on that. We are all pretty clear what to do. & # 39;
Kane injured his left ankle in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final draw