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Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Premier League – Sunday 4:30pm
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Spurs could include attacking midfielder, Steven Bergwijn against champions, Manchester City, following his big-money move to N17 from Eredivisie outfit PSV Eindhoven.
“It’s an amazing move for me, an amazing club,” the 22-year-old told www.tottenhamhotspur.com.
“Just look around the training ground, it’s amazing. It’s an honour to be here. I just spoke to the manager as well. When I was a young boy I looked up to a coach like Jose Mourinho, now I play for him.”
Meanwhile, despite the signing of Bergwijn, Gedson Fernandes and the completion of Giovani Lo Celso coming in from Real Betis Balompié, Mourinho spoke openly about the clubs transfer involvement, particularly as the Spurs chief was frustrated in his attempts to bring in a renowned striking option.
“I cannot hide. If I say it’s easy to play three competitions without a striker, I’m going to lie – I cannot lie,” the Portuguese said.
“You know that’s important for us. If it’s not possible, it’s not possible. For me, the great thing is that we’re all together on this in the club. There’s nobody to blame and could say you didn’t do your job well, or you could do better than you did – Not at all.
“We don’t want a striker to just help us now, to be useful for us. We want a striker to be good for our future, possible to play with Harry Kane together in the future. And with the difficulties of the market, it was very difficult to find.”
Mourinho continued: “To find a winger that fits in our way of playing young, creative, enthusiastic with a lot of developing, that can also create a connection with the fans because we know what the Tottenham fans want – we found with Stevie this profile of the player. It’s not the perfect situation but it’s where we are.
“The good things for me are always the feelings, the positive feelings, and we’re together on this. As a team, we have to face the rest of the season the way it is and give everything we can to have the best possible results.”
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City – Head to head:
Tottenham Hotspur won: 61
Manchester City won: 63
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City – Last five meetings (all competitions):
October 29, 2018 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Manchester City
April 9, 2019 – UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final (first-leg)
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Manchester City
April 17, 2019 – UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final (second-leg)
Manchester City 4-3 Tottenham Hotspur
(Tottenham Hotspur won on away goals)
April 20, 2019 – Premier League
Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
August 17, 2019 – Premier League
Manchester City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Jeevesie’s prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Manchester City