Tottenham star Danny Rose has hailed Manchester City
Pep Guardiola’s side go into tomorrow’s Etihad clash on the back of a Premier League record 15 straight victories.
But Rose points to the fact that Spurs inflicted the Spaniard’s first defeat as City boss last season, winning 2-0 at White Hart Lane on October 2 to end an 11-match unbeaten run.
He said: “We’ll go there and relish it. They are in good form. At the minute, they do look very frightening - scoring goals, they’ve kept a clean sheet against Swansea.
"But we’ve done alright there in the past couple of seasons and that should give us some confidence at the weekend.
"There is pressure on us from ourselves and the manager - he demands the best from us in every game so I wouldn’t like to think any of us think there’s no pressure on us.
"We know our standards and whenever we slip from those standards the manager lets us know.
"So I say there is pressure on us – and we look forward to going there and being the first team to beat them this season, as we did last season.”
Spurs know all about ending winning runs after ending Chelsea’s attempts to win 14 in a row last season.
Rose added: “We were the first ones to beat City last season, we disrupted Chelsea’s unbeaten run. It’s a challenge we all look forward to. It’s a challenge the manager looks forward to.
"In these games, he knows he’s going to get 100 per cent from everyone. There’s going to be a lot of eyes watching us this weekend.
"We haven’t done so well away from home against the top teams this season so we hope to go there with some confidence and keep pushing on after three wins that we’ve had over the last week.”
Spurs drew 2-2 at City last season and are buzzing again after Wednesday night’s 2-0 win over Brighton fired them back into the top four.
Rose added: “We know now we have to be more consistent with our results. We’ve had a good week and it put us into good form going into a very difficult game at the weekend.”
The England defender actually thinks playing City could suit his side – who hate playing against teams like the Seagulls when they just try and park the bus.
Rose said: “Yeah, hope so. This was just not a nice game. When teams come here they get in shape and make it really difficult for us.
"With the offensive players we’ve got, when teams come at us, it suits us better and we’ll be looking forward to watching our offensive players getting right up against City and causing them problems.”