Pep Guardiola is not bothered by the fact Manchester City will have to play Tottenham Hotspur three times in a 12 days span in Champions League and Premier League respectively.
City are pitted against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League quarters. Spurs will be facing the reigning English champions at their new home on 9th April while Guardiola’s side will host the North Londoners on April 17.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side will travel to Manchester again after three days as City are scheduled to take on Tottenham again for the third time. These three matches could define City’s season as the Sky Blues are standing at a crucial juncture of their season and any slipups would dent their quadruple hopes pretty badly.
Guardiola said, “It happens. It’s a pleasure to be in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
“We know each other quite well. We have a lot of respect. It’s 50/50. We’ll try to get in the best condition possible and try to do a good two games.
“Every team has their strengths and weaknesses, and it’s the same with us. All I’m concerned with is Tottenham.
“Huge respect and I know them quite well. It’s hard, but if you talk about any other team in the Champions League it would be the same.”