April 12, 2018 / 7:27 AM / in a year

Soccer: Tottenham must be ready for Man City backlash - Davies

Soccer Football - Champions League - Tottenham Hotspur Training - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - February 12, 2018 Tottenham's Ben Davies during training REUTERS/Max Rossi

(Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur must be ready for a Manchester City side that has been stung by three consecutive defeats, defender Ben Davies said ahead of Saturday’s Premier League encounter.

City’s 3-2 home league defeat by Manchester United was sandwiched between the two legs of their Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool, which saw Pep Guardiola’s side lose both to go out 5-1 on aggregate.

“I’m pretty sure they are going to be desperate for the win after the results they have had this week,” Davies told Sky Sports News.

“It’s been a sticky patch for them but they have been flawless this season. It is going to be a tough game, we are definitely expecting them to come all guns blazing and we’ve got to be ready for that.”

Tottenham are unbeaten in the league since a 4-1 defeat by City at the Etihad in December.

City could wrap up the title if they beat Spurs and United lose at home to bottom-side West Bromwich Albion.

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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