Pochettino fires Guardiola for calling Tottenham "the Harry Kane Team"
Oct 13, 2017 Sports 3026 By Jason Ade
- Pochettino fires Guardiola for calling Tottenham "the Harry Kane Team".
- Poch says he never called Pep's barca "the Messi Team".
- Does not feel disrespected despite the comments.
Tottenham Hotspur Manager Mauricio Pochettino has fired back at Pep Guardiola for his comments regarding the Club where he suggested they are a one man team.
WHilst speaking in a post match interview recently,
Guardiola who reserved praise for both Manchester United and Chelsea also commented on Tottenham's progress this season.
"We saw again this week the Harry Kane team scores every day two or three goals," Guardiola said.
Pochettino who didn't take offence from the comments seemed to blame them on the post match excitement.
"It was funny when I heard him the other day because I know Pep very well. When it's exciting after an amazing victory against Chelsea, sometimes [he] can struggle to keep his position and be a gentleman," Pochettino said.
"I take that situation as that didn't affect me but the reality is it was very disrespectful for many people and it's difficult to understand because he was part of the big success at Barcelona with Messi at his best, and I never said it was ‘the Messi team'.
"I always said it was Barcelona or Pep Guardiola. I think everyone deserves to be recognised as part of the success of the team. But I think many people took those words as very disrespectful for the club, and for many players that are here I think it's a strange situation. In my case personally I didn't take it in a bad way. It wasn't disrespectful for myself."