Pep Guardiola Shares What He Noticed about Tottenham in the Very First Minute of the Game

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has spoken out about the unique atmosphere surrounding Tuesday night’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

The match, seen by many as the title decider, had a twist: Arsenal fans desperately needed a Spurs win, while a section of Tottenham supporters would rather see their team miss out on Champions League qualification than help their North London rivals win the trophy.

Guardiola, aware of the pre-match chatter, revealed his observations during his post-match press conference, as reported by Beanyman Sports.

“There was a lot of talk leading up to the game about how Tottenham might approach it,” Guardiola said. “Some suggested they wouldn’t fight for the win.”

However, the City boss was quick to praise the Tottenham team’s commitment.

“From the very first minute,” Guardiola continued, “I saw a Tottenham side who wanted to win the game. They were there because they’re playing for Champions League qualification.”

Guardiola’s comments highlight the professionalism of the Tottenham squad, who put aside divided fan sentiment to focus on their own objectives for the season.