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SpursTottenham Hotspur
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: 'I respect Tottenham Hotspur'

Guardiola: 'I respect Tottenham Hotspur'
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says that he "respects" Tottenham Hotspur ahead of Saturday's Premier League fixture at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has suggested that he is paying little attention to Tottenham Hotspur's current position in the Premier League table.

Spurs have responded from four games without a win to record back-to-back victories over Stoke City and Brighton & Hove Albion, but Mauricio Pochettino's team only sit in fourth place in the standings.

However, despite trailing City by a margin of 18 points, Guardiola has heaped praised on the North Londoners ahead of their showdown at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.

The 46-year-old told reporters: "Spurs are a top team. It doesn't matter where they are now, for me they are still a top team.

"The results are the results. I see what they do - not their position. I have a lot of respect for Tottenham and what they do. The basis on the England team is from Tottenham. They are a very, very good team. I like to watch them play."

City head into the fixture having won their last 15 matches in the top flight.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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