Thierry Henry states his prediction for Man City v Tottenham

Thierry Henry looks ahead to Manchester City's home clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon

Thierry Henry believes that Tottenham are capable of beating Manchester City at The Etihad on Sunday afternoon due to the Citizens’ shaky defence.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men have struggled at the back in recent weeks and slumped to a disappointing 3-1 loss to Leicester City at Etihad Stadium last weekend.

Spurs, meanwhile, are flying high in second place in the Premier League table and are being tipped by many to have a genuine chance of winning the title this season, with the north London side currently five points behind leaders Leicester.

Henry feels that something is wrong in the City set-up heading into Sunday’s game and concedes that Spurs do have a good chance of winning the title this season.

Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ on Friday morning, Henry said: “We’ve said it since the beginning of the season, but Vincent Kompany is so important to Man City’s squad. I don’t remember a team missing one player suffering like they have. He’s everything for them.

“We talk about him not being there and the team not performing, but surely one or two guys can take his position and be counted upon. He is the captain, but someone needs to step in.

“Every time they’ve lost to a top team, they’ve lost well. You can argue they battled back against Arsenal at the Emirates, but they lost badly so it’s not a fluke. Something is not working, and that is not the Man City that we know.”

Henry added: “Pochettino is a good coach and has the club believing they can win the league. And yes, I think they can win the league. It’s going to be an amazing Sunday.”

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Tottenham finished fifth last season and their primary aim under Mauricio Pochettino will be securing qualification for next season’s Champions League.

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