Stones seeks perfect start

Manchester City defender John Stones has said ahead of the game against Tottenham that all the club's players are dreaming about winning the Champions League this season.

The defending Premier League champions go into Wednesday's quarter-final second-leg clash 1-0 down following last week's first match in London.

Stones, who is unsure whether he will be in Pep Guardiola's starting line-up for the vital clash, is desperate to help the club win the Champions League for the first time in their history.

City, who reached the semi-finals of European club football's most prestigious competition in 2015/16 and the last eight 12 months ago, are 11/4 to win the Champions League this season.

Guardiola's team are 8/13 to qualify for the semi-finals and 7/1 to win Wednesday's match 2-0.

Former Barnsley and Everton defender Stones said: "To be in big games and fighting for everything is a privileged position to be in. We have to take every opportunity and every moment.

"I'm not sure yet if I will start – nobody knows. After the first game, it was obvious we didn't want to come away from it with a defeat, but there's still everything to play for – everything.

"One goal and we go from there. That's how we approach the game and it's so close.

"Winning this competition is something we are all dreaming of and all want to achieve as a club. If you don't dream big and believe in yourself, team-mates, staff, you won't get anywhere near it.

"Everyone knows how big the game is and how important it is to us as a club."