‘I want to win the game’ – Mourinho on his rivalry with Pep ahead of City clash

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has opened up on his rivalry with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola ahead of their Premier League showdown on Sunday.

However, speaking in his pre-match press conference on Friday, Mourinho insisted his main memories with Guardiola came during the pair’s time at Barcelona.

“With him nothing. With him I remember more the three years we fought on the same side, working together at the same club. The space of the work every day for three years. I remember more that than what people can speak about rivalry,” he said.

“Then of course Barcelona and Real Madrid, Inter and Barcelona in the Champions League, City and United, now Tottenham and City. Again no Jose and Pep. Clubs, teams and that’s just one more.

“A new chapter for us because it’s the first time Tottenham against Manchester City with us. Never Jose and Josep, like he is in Catalan. For me, it’s a game I want to win because I want my team to win and we need points. No more than that.”