This is a final – Guardiola ready to break poor record away at Tottenham

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Manchester City are the FA Cup defending champions, and Manchester City will face Tottenham in the fourth round of the FA Cup away at the Tottenham Stadium.

It’s a ground where Man City haven’t found joy.

City have a poor record at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, having lost all five games they have played there, without even scoring a single goal.

For Guardiola, this poor record must stop tonight, in a game he has tagged as a final.

“That is the reality, (and shows) how tough it is for us,” Guardiola said.

“Of course this is a ‘final’, a knockout game and to go through we have to score goals. Always it is a new opportunity to break it.

“The feeling is most of the times we played really good but the reality is there, no goals, five defeats – so they were much better than us.”