The similarities between the teams are there for all to see, both Pochettino and Guardiola's teams are heavily reliant on their wide players, with both sets of fullbacks regularly bombing up and down the pitch. One is to win games, but the club need to be all focused in trying to win titles.
Admittedly, some good news was announced last week that Spurs were opening the "largest retail space of any club in Europe".
"My admiration for Marcelo Bielsa is huge because he makes the players much, much better", said Guardiola early previous year as Pochettino sang a similar tune saying, "Of course he's a great coach".
"I think White Hart Lane was different to Wembley. I have a lot of respect for the job he has done in his career so he is already a reality as a manager, no doubt".
Taking over relegation-threatened Espanyol on the other side of town in January 2009, Pochettino's first game in charge was a daunting Copa del Rey quarter-final against Guardiola's Barca.
"We hope that he will be available for Monday but I am not sure".
Spurs head into today's clash (8pm) between the two sides at Wembley trailing impressive champions City by just two points.
Spurs have scored five from set pieces so far this season and if they can keep things tight, compact and gain territory with their attacking play there is every chance a free-kick can be turned into three points.
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Sunday will be the Belgian's 13th game against Barcelona and he has only ever won one game. Right-back Dani Carvajal and Jesus Vallejo.
"Many things happened in the summer, there are many things that make myself not in my best mood or humour".
"I think the most important thing ahead of the game is how we feel, how we prepare for the game".
"That's why it is so important to take those points".
The 46-year-old Argentine believes Spurs are "not showing that level to be a real contender" even though they would leapfrog the defending champions if they beat them at Wembley. Except Anfield and United at home, we won everything in the second season.
Tottenham Hotspur's Erik Lamela (right) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match at West Ham United (pic: Victoria Jones/PA Images). "That is going to happen in your stadium". This should be the most exciting time in Tottenham's history with the new stadium, but the delay is embarrassing as much as anything.
"Southgate has positively changed the attitude of the Football Association board members when it comes to appointing an Englishman, not that of Premier League chairmen".