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Guardiola has been impressed with Mourinho's work at Tottenham.

  • Spurs are unbeaten in seven league games.

  • Pep Guardiola heaps praise on Mourinho ahead of Man City clash against Spurs.

  • Tottenham host City on Saturday and are hoping to secure a fourth successive league win.

Pep Guardiola heaps praise on Mourinho ahead of Man City clash against Spurs. [Getty]
Pep hails Jose Mourinho's work at Tottenham [Getty]

Today makes it a year since Mourinho replaced Pochettino at the Spurs helm.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is convinced Tottenham Hotspur are one of the top sides competing for the Premier League title this season.

The Spaniard says his rival Jose Mourinho is doing a "really good" job with the Lilywhites - who currently sit in the second spot in the English top flight table.

Spurs are unbeaten in seven league matches since they lost to Everton in their opening game of the 2020-21 campaign.

Mourinho's men host the Cityzens on Saturday and are eager to seal a fourth consecutive win for the first time since February 2019.

Speaking ahead of the crunch clash against the north London club, Man City manager Guardiola said in his press conference: "He [Mourinho] has done really good, as always in all the clubs [he has managed].

"The numbers speak for themselves. They dropped points against West Ham and Newcastle in the last minute - imagine the points if they hadn't.

"They are contenders. The quality they've got is always there. They qualified for the Champions League for four or five years and reached the final.

"They have been a good team since Pochettino took over. It is a fantastic squad."

The Catalan coach also gave an injury update on his squad.

"Except for Nathan [Ake] and Ferna [ Ferran Torres], the rest of the players have come back from international duty," Guardiola, who penned a new two-year deal with City on Thursday, said.

"Fernandinho is not fit. He has gastroenteritis, something in his stomach. Sergio [Aguero] trained this week. Raheem [Sterling] trained for the first time today with the team, so we'll see."

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