Dan Burke

🎥 Pep Guardiola is confident Man City will beat Spurs

Pep Guardiola is full of belief that Manchester City side will make it to this season’s Champions League semi-finals.

City host Tottenham Hotspur in the second leg of their quarter-final tie at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night, having been beaten 1-0 in north London last week.

But Guardiola says that after analysing the first leg, he is confident of his side turning the tie around.

“The only [reason to] panic is that you will be out of the competition. I’m pretty sure we’re going to be in the next Champions League,” the Catalan told Sky Sports.

“We’ll be sad one day, two days [if we lose the quarter-final], then after we play for the Premier League and the chance to be champion. We play the final of the FA Cup, and next season we’ll be there again; that is for sure.

“If you ask me what is going to happen, we’ll be in the semi-finals; that is what I feel right now.

“It’s what I felt right after the game and when I reviewed the game. Maybe I’m wrong but what I feel now, we’ll be in the semi-finals.”

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino might just be able to fire his players up by showing them that footage before they go out onto the pitch on Wednesday.