Pep Guardiola says City have no alternative at Tottenham but to win, as the Premier League title race enters the final week of the season.

Arsenal regained top spot on Sunday following their 1-0 victory over Manchester United but the chance to win a record fourth successive title remains in our hands.

A win away to Spurs on Tuesday night in the 20:00 (UK) kick-off, will mean we go into our last match knowing that victory would secure the Premier League.

Anything less and the Gunners would remain at the summit, with their goal difference superior by three should we move level on points with a draw.

It’s obvious I would say. We have just one option, win the game. We will go from there,” the boss said at his prematch news conference.

“I have a theory as a manager, what we have done yesterday is over. [From the last four Premier League games,] 15 goals is fine and gives us the points to be here. It doesn’t give you an extra thing tomorrow for when we start the game.


“We know if we don’t win we will not win the Premier League. It’s what we have to do to know exactly what they are as a team.

“So demanding always has been there, but especially this season because they are more proactive than in the past than with different managers.

“They are so aggressive, it doesn’t matter what’s happening, they were losing 4-0 in Anfield and they continued, continued, continued to do the game plan and stick to what they believe.

“The difficulty is there. But at the same time we know what we are playing for. To give us a chance at home dependant on us. That’s our mindset.”

Guardiola is hoping to have a full squad to choose from with Jack Grealish missing the Fulham win through illness and Nathan Ake taken off in the first half with an injury.

The Dutchman is the only City player to score at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when we 1-0 in the FA Cup in January, our first win and goal in five attempts.

A win would give us the opportunity at making history on the final day but Guardiola says the players are only focused on a first Premier League victory at the venue.

“Our is just what we have to do to win the game,” he added.

“In those types of games, as much as you’re focusing on the work and the process and what you have to do, it’s much better.

“The other situations will not be in your mind so it’s what we have to do because what we are playing for, everyone knows it.”