Three Key Questions for Pep Guardiola before visit of Spurs

Manchester City are dusting themselves off after a 4-0 humiliation at Goodison Park last week, and as soon as they pick themselves up they’ll come to a horrible realisation: things don’t get much easier.

City have had to think about lots of things this week. For some of the players, their very ability has been questioned, for others it’s their commitment. For Guardiola himself it may well be everything: from his tactics to his team selections, from his transfer choices right down to his decision to come to City in the first place; and whether he can stick it out. Perhaps the most pressing question was to decide if the team is still in with a shout of the title.

And yet this weekend, there is no time to feel sorry for themselves, or to bounce back with a victory over a smaller side. No, this weekend, City welcome second-placed Tottenham Hotspur to the Etihad Stadium.

The most in-form team in the league face the team who currently have the most egg on their face. And Pep Guardiola has to figure out how to win it – here’s three key questions he must answer before Saturday’s 5.30pm kickoff.