Mauricio Pochettino is ready to embrace his latest dugout battle with Pep Guardiola - a man he claims to be 'the best coach' on the planet.

After totting-up eight consecutive victories at the start of this French Ligue 1 campaign, big-spending PSG revert their attentions to the Champions League tonight (8pm).

Indeed, a mouth-watering group stage showdown with Manchester City is merely hours away.

Billed as two of the favourites for this season's competition, those European contenders lock horns in the French capital and it's sure to provide elite midweek entertainment, at least for neutral supporters.

Pochettino spent five years in the Premier League with Tottenham between 2014 and 2019 - taking on Guardiola several times during that tenure and even getting the better of him in a Champions League quarter final over two legs during the 2018/2019 campaign.

However, the Argentine is under no illusion about the test that he faces on the touchline in Paris.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Pochettino said: "We're going to face Manchester City and the best coach in the world, Pep Guardiola. They're a great team, a club that dreams of winning the Champions League, as we do.

"They're perhaps ahead of us, but anything can happen in a football match.

"We're going to try and cause them problems with a lot of desire, determination and also by applying our ideas and limiting their qualities, finding weaknesses to exploit. It's a match for the players that they can show their potential."

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