Pep and Poch have big respect for each other, and the two games between them last season were great to watch. It is another unbelievable test for us.
"When you're playing a team with good quality, if we take risks, we give them the possibility of making chances". The Catalan won 16 league games in succession at Barca and bettered even that with Bayern Munich, winning 19 in a row.
"So well done to us, not just because of the result, but also the way that we've beaten Tottenham".
City's relentless form, and the spellbinding quality of their football, has led some observers to suggest they could be the finest team England has ever seen.
Victory over Brighton on Wednesday took Spurs back into the top four and Pochettino says he and his players will travel to the northwest in buoyant mood.
Spurs sit in fourth place and a huge 18 points behind the league leaders, who have surpassed expectation by winning a huge 15 matches on the spin as the likes of David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling rip up the form books.
"We're going to enjoy it, because it's a fantastic challenge to play against Manchester City".
"I'm so excited to play, because I love to play against teams and managers like Guardiola that are the best".
"This was one of our best performances this season, against a really good opponent that has brilliant players", Jesus told Sky Sports.
Pochettino branded the comments "disrespectful", but Guardiola said the Spurs manager had "made a mistake" in his interpretation of the remark.