With the prospect of closing the gap on leaders Chelsea this weekend, Spurs’ visit to the Etihad could have real repercussions in the title race.
Spurs, who beat City 2-0 in the return fixture at White Hart Lane, are in fine form as of late, overcoming both Chelsea and West Brom back-to-back.
This has put Tottenham in firm contention for the title, according to former midfielder Andy Reid.
“Pochettino is doing a fantastic job and if anybody is going to catch Chelsea I would say that would be Tottenham. I really hope they can and it’s certainly going to be close,” he said exclusively to 888sport.
“I watched the game at the weekend and they were absolutely fantastic: they just brushed West Brom aside and West Brom are playing well right now. They played good attacking Tottenham-like football and that’s what the fans like to see.”
Reid, who also had stints at Sunderland and Nottingham Forest, believes Pochettino’s side have what it takes to go all the way this campaign, and believes three players in particular can push them all the way.
“I love watching Dembele play. He is excellent and just slides across the surface and is very difficult to get the ball off,” he said exclusively to 888sport.
Reid continued: “Harry Kane is just lethal at the moment. His finishes at the weekend show he’s in a rich vein of form and when he has confidence he puts them in the top corner and doesn’t give keepers a chance.
“In my opinion he can get thirty plus goals this season.”
But it’s 20-year-old Dele Alli that really caught the eye of the Irishman.
“You would imagine the England team of the future will be built around him. He has everything it takes to be a really, really top player and I hope he stays at Tottenham and develops even more.”
Read the full 888sport interview with Andy Reid, including his thoughts Tottenham are the only team who can catch Chelsea.