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Spurs ready to suffer in the bid to eliminate Man City- Lloris

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Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris says his side are “ready to suffer” as they aim to eliminate Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Pochettino’s men head to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday with a 1-0 lead thanks to Heung-Min Son’s late winner in the first leg.

Spurs are expecting a backlash at the Etihad Stadium but penalty hero Lloris, says Tottenham are prepared for it.

“It is all about the mentality, the spirit, to have the same idea of football together,” said the France goalkeeper via Sky.

“Then, of course, we are ready to suffer because Wednesday we are going to suffer, but we know we can make the game difficult for them too.

“It is just about enjoying being at this stage of the competition, being ready to compete. Momentum is very important.”

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino still backed Man City to win the Champions League, despite his side’s first-leg advantage.

“Manchester City for me is one of the best teams in the world and a clear favourite to win the Premier League and the Champions League,” he said.

“For us to beat them in the first leg was an amazing result but we know very well the tie is still open and tomorrow is going to be very, very tough.

“But we have the belief that we are going to fight. Wednesday is going to be an amazing challenge and fight. I am so motivated and excited.”

Spurs will make history if they qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in the club.