Tottenham are second in the Premier League table ahead of the visit of Manchester City tomorrow.

A win would take Jose Mourinho’s side eight points clear of his old rival Pep Guardiola.

Speaking to the press ahead of the match, Guardiola was asked if he thinks Tottenham are title contenders.

As per the Manchester Evening News, the Spaniard says their start to the season speaks for itself.

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“The numbers speak for themselves,” said Guardiola.

“They dropped points vs Newcastle and West Ham in the last minutes, imagine the table without that.

 

“The manager is quality, of course they are contenders. They are an exceptional team the last four or five years since Mauricio took over.”

Guardiola was asked if Tottenham have improved since their last meeting with City – but he dodged that, stating it wasn’t his ‘concern’.

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Guardiola and Mourinho have been rivals in Spain and were local rivals in Manchester before the latter’s sacking in December 2018.

Now they go head to head with Spurs looking like they could make a title challenge in this strange season.

The title-winning points total could be down on previous seasons due to fatigue and that makes it a more open playing field.

Tottenham’s title hopes would be talked up even more if they get all three points tomorrow.

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