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'We'll try to score ourselves' - Vertonghen on the UCL 2nd leg Spurs vs Man City

  /  autty

Attention now turns back to the Champions League for Spurs after their brilliant 4-0 win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon.

Having secured a vital 1-0 victory over Man City last Tuesday evening, Mauricio Pochettino's side go to the Etihad Stadium with a crucial lead for a place in the last four of Europe's elite competition.

The fact that City didn't manage to score an away goal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium could also prove crucial during the second leg tie, as a goal for Spurs on the night would mean the hosts would need to score three goals to progress.

While many teams would decide to sit back and try and defend their lead, Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen has stated that his side won't be doing that come Wednesday evening.

"We're not a team that can sit back and play for the clean sheet [against City]. We'll try to score ourselves," said the Belgian (via The Independent).

"They know they have to go and attack. They have home advantage and know they have to score at least one to beat us. Hopefully that little cushion we have, we can take advantage of it.

"It's a big opportunity for us. It was a big result at home. We need as good a performance on Wednesday to proceed."

The winner of the tie will play either Ajax or Juventus for a place in the final in Madrid at the start of June.

The tie remains level at 1-1 going into the second leg with David Neres cancelling out Cristiano Ronaldo's first-half header.