Pochettino – Biggest game of my life

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted the magnitude of the upcoming tie against Manchester City in the Champions League is like nothing he has ever faced in his career.

Spurs were simply magnificent in the last round of the competition as they thrashed German giants Borussia Dortmund 3-0 at home before beating them away in the second leg as well.

After that victory, Tottenham have been drawn against a side they know very well, Manchester City, in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

On Tuesday, the boys will welcome City to the beautiful new stadium, only a week after it was formally opened by the first team squad as they beat Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Pochettino is aware that it is not every year that his team makes it into the quarterfinals of the Champions League and this is a very big opportunity for the team to make more history.

Asked if Tuesday’s game was going to be the biggest of his life, Pochettino told Sky Sports:

“Yes. This is going to be one of the most important games.

“For us, it is a bonus to play in the quarter-finals. We are going to try to beat them. The objective is to be in the semi-finals but it is going to be tough because Manchester City are a very good team and we respect them.”