In the latest Manchester City news, captain Vincent Kompany is confident the Citizens will bounce back against Tottenham after a disappointing couple of weeks.
City have lost three games in a row for the first time this season and that cost them a place in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Pep Guardiola’s men first tasted defeat last week at Anfield against Liverpool, before then missing out on the chance to secure the Premier League title against arch rivals Manchester United.
A 2-1 defeat to Jurgen Klopp’s men on Tuesday saw City crash out of Europe and their title challenge does not get any easier as they prepare to take on Spurs.
The two sides go head to head at Wembley with Mauricio Pochettino’s men looking to continue their fine recent form.
City will be under immense pressure at the national stadium but Kompany is expecting a strong response from his team-mates.
He told Sky Sports: “Spurs is similar to the Liverpool team that has hurt us.
“But in a way, we want to face those teams. As much as we have had difficult games, at the same time we have had our best games against these teams.
“So it can go both ways, the margins are so small, a team scoring three goals in a batch, our team scoring three goals in a batch. The margins are very small.
“Besides, you have to remember that against United, we scored two in two minutes or something. Why it happens in a moment like this, I do not know.
“But as long as it happens for us on Saturday, I will be happy. I am sure that even a defeat in the Champions League will give us so much more motivation to get back and have the same level for next season. And that is key to me.”
City are priced at 13/8 to win at Spurs with Bet365 as they look to move closer to their third Premier League title.