Pep Guardiola has admitted he was wrong to label Tottenham “the Harry Kane team” last season.
The comment was made during a fine run of goalscoring form for Kane, and it seemed as if Guardiola was calling Spurs a one-man team.
The Manchester City manager disputed that reading, claiming he was simply complimenting Kane’s form.
And in his press conference ahead of City’s trip to Tottenham on Monday night, Guardiola admitted he was wrong to attribute the label to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
“They have shown me how wrong I was,” he said (via the Guardian).
At the time of writing – ahead of Monday night’s clash at Wembley – City are just two points above Spurs, who have made their best ever start to a Premier League campaign.
Despite collecting 21 points from nine matches, Pochettino has admitted he is currently experiencing his “worst feeling” since arriving at Tottenham.
City won last season’s corresponding fixture 3-1, but Spurs can jump above the champions in the table with a victory tonight.
It is the first game in a run of four matches in nine days for Tottenham. Check out our predicted Spurs XI here.