Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host a delightful contest on Sunday afternoon when champion Manchester City takes on Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
Man City will look to defend the title they claimed last season, while the Spurs will look to move closer to the top four in 2021-22, having finished in a disappointing seventh place in the top flight last season.
Now under the direction of Nuno Espirito Santo, it will be fascinating to see what Tottenham achieve this season and, unsurprisingly, talking about Harry Kane has dominated the preparation for this contest; The England captain trained alongside his teammates on Friday, but Nuno has declined to reveal whether the forward will play the team desperate to sign him in the current market.
Spurs have managed to boost their squad this summer with the arrivals of Bryan Gil, Pierluigi Gollini and Cristian Romero, but it would be a monumental blow to the north London club if they lost Kane, who is believed to be valued by the Tottenham president. . Daniel Levy for over £ 160 million.
Whether or not Kane plays this weekend, Tottenham has bigger fish to fry, and the team is desperate for a positive start to the season. Last season, the club ranked seventh, but they were just five points behind the top four, and Nuno will certainly be looking to get closer to the Champions League places this season.
You can’t read much about the preseason, but the Spurs impressed in their most recent friendlies against Chelsea and Arsenal, drawing 2-2 with the Blues before beating the Gunners 1-0 on August 8, and there was plenty for them to do. fans Be positive on both contests earlier this month.
Tottenham meanwhile have a busy end to August as they will face Pacos Ferreira in a two-game duel in the Europa Conference League, in addition to facing Wolverhampton Wanderers and Watford in the league.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola pictured on August 3, 2021
Man City’s 2021-22 campaign officially began last weekend, with the Citizens suffering a 1-0 loss to Leicester City at the Community Shield, but it was a weak team that took the field.
Pep Guardiola’s team certainly had their problems during the 2020-21 campaign, but a record of 27 wins, five draws, and six losses in 38 games allowed them to accumulate 86 points, putting them 12 points above second-place Manchester. United, showing the gap potential challengers need to make up for this term.
Manchester City broke the British transfer record this summer to sign Jack Grealish, while they are still said to be actively pursuing Kane, despite Guardiola declining to speak about the England captain when asked about the situation during Friday’s pre-game press conference.
The Citizens will believe that a positive result on Sunday would prepare them very well for back-to-back home games against Norwich City and Arsenal to end the month, and it is vital that players like Man United, Liverpool, and Chelsea manage to hold on. to the champions in the first months of the season.
Man City were impressive in their last league clash with Tottenham, recording a 3-0 win at Etihad Stadium, but Spurs won this particular match 2-0 last season, and it would be history if Kane inspired the home team. to an opening. -Successful weekend here.