Mauricio Pochettino: Pep Guardiola’s ‘Harry Kane Team’ Comments Were Disrespectful

Mauricio Pochettino: Pep Guardiola’s ‘Harry Kane Team’ Comments Were Disrespectful
Oct 13, 2017

Manchester City News Tottenham

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has responded to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s recent comments where he branded the North London side as ‘the Harry Kane team’.

Guardiola used the phrase when he was asked to identify his side’s toughest challengers to the league title this season following his sides impressive start to the Premier League this season.

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Pochettino was not pleased with the comments, saying they were “very disrespectful” to the rest of the Tottenham side. The Argentine admitted that he did not take it in a bad way, but believed some of his players may have been hurt, saying the Guardiola’s words were unnecessary.

“I think that many people took those words as very disrespectful for the club and many players that are here at the club,” Pochetinno expressed.

“I know Pep very well and when he is excited after an amazing victory against Chelsea sometimes he struggles to keep his position and be a gentleman.”

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Spurs players may have every right to be annoyed as they helped the club finished in second place last season, six points clear of City in third. Pochettino’s side have had an uneven start to the season, particularly when playing in the temporary home at Wembley but still find themselves in third place, just five points behind first-place City.

Guardiola’s comments could well serve as extra motivation ahead of their match at home to Bournemouth at 3:00pm tomorrow and start to close the gap on league leaders.

“I think everyone knows how Tottenham is, Manchester City, Barcelona, and Argentina. It is a collective sport. Of course sometimes it is difficult to not focus your attention on some players,” Pochetinno added.

“Kane is a very important part of the success, today, of Tottenham. Still, we need to win a trophy which is a massive pressure for us.”

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