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Tottenham manager angry with Pep Guardiola comment

13 October, 2017, 16:52 | Author: Leah Owens
  • Pedro of Chelsea celebrates scoring his side's second goal with his team mates during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Chelsea at Bet365 Stadium on September 23

Guardiola made the comment after being asked which teams he believes will challenge his club, Manchester City, for the Premier League title this season.

Mauricio Pochettino says it was "sad" and "very disrespectful" for Pep Guardiola to refer to Tottenham as the "Harry Kane team".

'Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in the world, ' said Pochettino.

The 24-year-old scored a brace against Everton and while he drew a blank against Swansea, Kane went on to score two in each of the games against West Ham and Huddersfield.

"I know Pep", Pochettino was quoted as saying by Goal, "When he's excited after an unbelievable win he struggles to keep his position and be a gentleman". 'He was excited after an unbelievable victory against Chelsea but in reality it was very disrespectful for many people.

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"When he was at Barcelona I never said "the Messi team".

"I think it's a sad comment because the players laugh about that".

'You're a manager you must show more. "To be above this type of comment".

Pochettino admits that he did not "take it in a bad way" but acknowledged that those within the club may have been hurt by Guardiola's "unnecessary" words.

'I was sure he would call me, ' said the Spurs boss.

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Plus a little video from the press conference.

"We kept Jamie Vardy quiet who's another good striker in our last game and if we can do that again we'll be happy".

"Mikel Arteta, Lorenzo Buenaventura, Eduardo Mauri - all his staff are very good friends of mine before they met him".

Eriksen is one of the best and most creative midfielders in the world, and the Denmark global will be key to Spurs' chances of picking up all three points against Bournemouth.

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