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Pre-match: City, Carling Cup

Posted on 2 December 2003  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Gus Poyet expects our Carling Cup clash against Manchester City to be a completely different to our Premiership encounter in September.

There would be no complaints if that was the case - City were on top at the City of Manchester Stadium that day and it took a gargantuan defensive effort and Kasey Keller at his very best to hold on for a goalless draw.

But things are different this time around. It's a one-off cup tie and City, full of attacking options, incredibly haven't scored for four games and arrive at the Lane on the end of a 1-0 home defeat by Middlesbrough.

"This will be a totally different game," said Gus. "The draw at City was a very good point, City deserved better that day but now we are home, it's a cup tie and it will be different.

"They looked like they played very well against Middlesbrough, didn't deserve to lose but you have to score and take these opportunities.

"It's a big week with two games at home and I've always said it's difficult to win two games in a row in such a short space of time. But we have to win and we have to play better."