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Mahrez confident home form will see City through

Mahrez confident home form will see City through
Riyad Mahrez says Manchester City’s home form gives him belief we can progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Pep Guardiola's side fell to a 1-0 defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the first leg of our quarter-final tie with Tottenham on Tuesday. 

Heung-Min Son scored the only goal of the game in what was a tight battle throughout.

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Despite the narrow defeat, the Algerian believes City hold the advantage by returning to the Etihad Stadium - where we have won 23 of 25 matches this season - for the second leg.

"At home we are very good," he said. "We're going to give everything and I feel we can win.

"We will never put our heads down. It was a difficult game. Even if we drew we still have to win our game at home so it doesn't change our approach."

Tuesday's game was a closely contested game, with very little between the two sides. 

And speaking immediately after the full-time whistle, Mahrez said Spurs' approach was the one City expected.

"Of course, it was a difficult game," he said. "We know Tottenham, a physical team, a lot of intensity. It was the game we expected."

City host Mauricio Pochettino's side for the second leg of our Champions League quarter-final tie at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday 17 April, with kick-off at 8pm BST.

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