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Guardiola: Tottenham in title contention under Mourinho

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 20 Nov 2020

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes Tottenham are contenders to win the Premier League this season thanks to the “really good” work of Jose Mourinho.

Second-place Spurs are unbeaten in seven top-flight matches since their opening-game defeat to Everton – the longest-such run in the division – and are a point behind leaders Leicester City.

Tottenham host City on Saturday and are seeking a fourth successive league win for the first time since February 2019 when Mauricio Pochettino was in charge.

Friday marks exactly a year since Mourinho succeeded Pochettino and Guardiola has been impressed with his long-time rival’s work in north London.

“He’s done really good, as always in all the clubs [he’s managed],” Guardiola said at Friday’s pre-match news conference.

“The numbers speak for themselves. They dropped points against West Ham and Newcastle in the last minute – imagine the points if they hadn’t.

“They are contenders. The quality they’ve got is always there. They qualified for the Champions League for four or five years and reached the final.

“They have been a good team since Pochettino took over. It is a fantastic squad.”

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