Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino hopes to secure a victory at the Etihad StadiumGetty

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has urged the squad and supporters to put last season's heavy defeats against Manchester City behind and look to the future.

Spurs visit Manchester City on Saturday 18 October after they were humiliated both home and away by Manuel Pellegrini's side last term.

Tottenham lost 6-0 in the first part of the season under Andre Villas-Boas while City also secured a 5-1 victory at White Hart Lane with Tim Sherwood in charge of Spurs.

"The reality is I don't remember the results. This is another season, another philosophy, another game and we need to arrive on Saturday with the idea to believe in our philosophy and style and try to get the points," Pochettino said, according to Sky Sports.

"It's history and it's a different game, different players. It's not important now to think in the past. It's important to look forward. I don't have any concerns about these results."

After beating Southampton in the Premier League just before the international break, Pochettino's side are sixth in the table and the manager is confident they can securing three points at the Etihad Stadium to keep climbing up the table.

"We arrive in a good moment. After our victory against Southampton we need to keep the momentum, to reproduce the same actions and to try to get the three points," he said.

Meanwhile, the boss claimed he was uncertain whether Hugo Lloris would be available to play after the French 'keeper suffered a thigh strain while on international duty.

"Maybe, maybe, maybe, Hugo arrived on Wednesday and but we need to analyse and to test him. We have another day to decide," Pochettino said.

And the manager has backed former City striker Emmanuel Adebayor despite his slow start to the campaign.

He said: "I am very happy with his performances. It's difficult when the striker doesn't score, but we have full confidence in him."