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Pep Guardiola reacts to Manchester City’s Champions League draw VS Tottenham

Manchester City will face their Premier League rivals Tottenham in a showdown for a semi-final spot, with the first leg in London on April 9 and the return at the Etihad a week later.

The Blues boss Pep Guardiola believes, quarter-final is a 50/50 tie.

“We know each other quite well, we played many times over the last years. It’s 50/50, we try to get that before that game in the best condition possible,” Guardiola said of the Champions League draw.

“It happens, it’s the fixtures. For both, it is a pleasure to be in the quarter-final and the last eight teams in the Champions League.”

The draw does at least reduce City’s travel time for the European ties.

“We travel to London. London is closer than going to Spain or Catalonia,” Guardiola said.

“When you have four teams in the Premier League in the same draw you have a chance to get one of them. I know quite well the quality of this team.”

Manchester City’s season will be defined with 5 games in 15 days-with huge title race threat