Mauricio Pochettino slams Pep Guardiola: Tottenham are not 'the Harry Kane team'

Mauricio Pochettino slams Pep Guardiola: Tottenham are not 'the Harry Kane team'

But ahead of the Bournemouth match, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has responded to Pep Guardiola calling Tottenham "the Harry Kane team" two weeks ago.

The fuse, it turns out, had been burning for almost eight years.

Pep Guardiola denied that he "disrespected" Tottenham Hotspur, saying Maurico Pochettino made a "mistake" when criticising him. Messi got all four of them.

"When he was at Barca I never said "the Messi team"."
"Why? Because I understand him very well". Besides, I don't usually associate Guardiola with mind games in the same way I do, say, Jose Mourinho. It's not him. He's a great manager.

"I was never disrespectful to my colleague". But if you're a manager, you must show more - be above this type of comment. "In the same way he could have said "the Romelu Lukaku team".

The ex-Barcelona man praised both Manchester United and Chelsea, however insisted that Spurs were nothing but a one-man team - that one-man being Harry Kane. "It was very disrespectful to the club".

Meanwhile Sky Sports reports the comments of Monaco's vice-president Vadim Vasilyev, who admitted there has been "strong" interest from United and Manchester City in Fabinho.

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"I know Pep very well and when he is excited, after an awesome victory against Chelsea, sometimes he struggles to keep his position and be a gentleman", Pochettino said.

By the end of the press conference, Pochettino had have left his subject in tatters.

Pochettino described Guardiola's comment as "sad" and "unnecessary". Mikel Arteta, Lorenzo Buenaventura, Edu Mauri - people that are on his staff [at City] are very good friends of mine from before they worked for him. "It's not a good thing for anyone". One of the best managers in the world.

"Disrespectful? That's what he said?" he asked.

'When I said about Harry Kane's team, it was because Harry Kane was scoring a lot of goals, and I know perfectly that Tottenham are not Harry Kane alone.

Kane, who also scored the winning goals for England against Slovenia and Lithuania during the global break, has been named the Premier League's Player of the Month for September and will be hoping to add to his tally when Spurs take on Bournemouth at Wembley this weekend.

"Maybe I can answer something where I attack my team or my club, but never would I be disrespectful about Mauricio or Tottenham". Tottenham travels to the Etihad to face off against City for the first time since the preseason on December 16.

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